Here, Have a Little Optimism

I feel tired. I think many of us do. It has been a rough week, which makes this a good time for a song about laughter, silver linings, and believing the best of others.

(In case you’re wondering, I don’t intend any political subtext here. At the time of writing this post, I’m not sure which candidate won the US presidential election, so please don’t assume I’m talking about politics!)

I’m often a pessimist. One of my greatest faults, with which I struggle daily, is a tendency to think the worst. I assume the worst of situations, and of myself, and especially of other people. It’s a shameful tendency. I’m duly ashamed of it. This song reminds me to give others the benefit of the doubt, and to hope for the best in them.

In other news, I recently started EarthBound, one of the musical inspirations for the song above. It’s a weird game with a weird story. So far, I dig it.

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