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op·ti·mism

(op'ti-mizm),
The tendency to look on the bright side of everything, to believe that there is good in everything.
[L. optimus, best]

optimism

1. The philosophical doctrine that this world is the best possible one.
2. The personal characteristic of regarding only the bright side of a condition or event and of expecting a favorable result.
See: pessimism

optimism,

n attitude cultivated by an individual in which he or she believes in the positive resolution of a stressful event. In particular, persons with this mindset will use focused, externalized, and nonpersisting terms to describe his or her specific situation. Studies have shown that patients who are diagnosed with a chronic disease and adopt an optimistic attitude have improved health status.

optimism,

n the tendency to look on the bright or happy side of everything, to believe that there is good in everything.
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I know it's easy to say that things were better in the old days, and more often than not people are looking through rose-tinted glasses, but in this case a few steps back to the days of tighter controls may not be such a bad thing.
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Looking back through rose-tinted glasses, I remember the '80s as one long round of parties and dancing to Duran Duran, though, like Sue and Giles, I did often sample late-night curries from Birmingham's balti triangle.
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When I was boss at Hearts I saw things through rose-tinted glasses too.
Steve Anderson's somewhat 'sanguine' view of the situation beggars belief, perhaps he was wearing his rose-tinted glasses on as he replied in his Post letter?
Part One - A Misguided Analogy: The European Union as a "Superstate" - The Non-State Nature of the European Union - Fitting the European Union into Procruste's Bed: The Federal Question Part Two - Let it Be: The European Union's Democratic Deficit - Viewing Democracy through Rose-Tinted Glasses - Refining Democracy for a Non-State and a Non-Nation Polity Part Three - The European Union: Neither Neo-liberal Nor Socialist - The Alleged Neo-liberal Bias - The EU Charter of Fundamental Rights as a Socialist Trojan Horse - Conclusion: Europe at Fifty: An Occasion for Dancing in the Streets?
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