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Are you optimistic or pessimistic about our future? (Immediate and Long-term)

Asked by lloydbird (8730points) August 13th, 2009

Those of you that know about any of my activity on this site will know that I fall firmly within the “optimistic” camp. But I would like to guage the mood of the Fluther public. So, distractions aside,how do you feel?
Obviously, by “our” I mean ‘Humanity’ as a whole.

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marinelife's avatar

Well, lloydbird honey, I don’t know how much of a future we have since I’m a happily married woman . . .

Oh, wait, us? Humanity?

I think the future looks bright. While I don’t think the economic recovery will move very quickly or will reach down to the masses as soon as I would like, I think it will happen.

As for long term, while I have concerns about people cutting themselves off from real life though technology, when it comes right down to it, there are signs that people see the importance of saving our planet and its resources.

Fluther gives me hope, especially the posts of the young people.

tinyfaery's avatar

I’m a pessimist by nature. And I have history to look back on. It doesn’t look so good from where I am.

Grinn's avatar

Im Optimistic at the moment, Going to BlizzCon 09’.

augustlan's avatar

Fairly optimistic, but a worrier nonetheless. My particular future is not so clear to me, but I do have faith in humanity. I see how far we’ve come and that gives me hope.

evelyns_pet_zebra's avatar

I am somewhat optimistic, somewhat pessimistic, and mostly trying to keep an even realist keel on things.

As long as the stupid people don’t become the majority, humanity should be all right. It was a close call there when Larry the Cable Guy started to get popular.

Ailia's avatar

When I see these kinds of things it makes me very afraid of what my generation is going to be like as a whole. But from another perspective I would say the world is in for change, a change for the good might I add.

rooeytoo's avatar

I’m still here and able to sit up and take nourishment and there is plenty of nourishment available. So I am optimistic for sure and happy as a clam as well!

Bluefreedom's avatar

I’m more optimistic than anything else most of the time. Life is too short to spend your days being pessimistic and melancholy especially when you don’t know for certain what the future holds. Live for the moment and enjoy each day to the fullest.

Dream what you want to dream, go where you want to go, and be what you want to be because you have only one life and one chance to do all the things you want to do.

Garebo's avatar

I want, and desperately prefer to be optimistic- but, I just can’t. My new expression that I feel fits is, there wasn’t ever an Easter Bunny. Or my worst fear has come true, that the people exercising power in government usually could give a rats ass about the people; it is all about themselves first and foremost, with rare exception, party second and the country last.
We are in a depression, despite the smoke and mirrors econometrics recovery, a year from now be prepared when we go into stagflation then hyperinflation, similar to the Wiemar Republic. This is assuming Big Sting Two doesn’t occur- or paying off the banks Part II.

Da_Wolfman's avatar

I am optimistic that the good Lord will send his only son Jesus to do a complete makeover of his creation.

rooeytoo's avatar

Well let’s hope he does a better job this time around!

Da_Wolfman's avatar

10–4. I will advise.

Strauss's avatar

I am eternally optimistic. I believe that each of us is basically good, in spite of what we believe about ourselves.

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