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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
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Currently a member of the RYA North Zone Optimist squad, Russell raced in the 2013 National Optimist Championships at Largs, Scotland, coming 16th overall in his class - including one overall race win.
But growing numbers will also know him as one of the most influential writers and thinkers of our age, thanks mainly to his 2010 book The Rational Optimist, named by one national newspaper as one of the most important books written in the post 9/11 age.
Durant noted that officers were investigating issues at the Paris Optimist Skateboard Park, with drug charge laid and suspects identified in connection with acts of vandalism at the park.
Dans le cadre de la preparation des equipes nationales de voile pour les championnats d'Afrique (serie optimist) qui se derouleront a Cap Town du 8 au 18 aout et de planche a voile Bic Techno et Race Board qualificatifs aux jeux Olympiques des jeunes 2014, la Federation algerienne de voile organise plusieurs stages.
Starting at 9am, today's programme features three races in each of the five different classes - Laser Standard, the Laser Radial, Laser 4.7, Byte CII and the Optimist, which is open for young sailors.
Oman Sail, competing for the second year, is fielding young athletes from their Youth Programme including Laser Radial sailor Nasser al Razqi, who will represent Oman at the ISAF Youth World Championships in Cyprus in July as well as five members of the Oman Optimist national squad who will compete at the selection for the team to represent Oman at the International Optimist Dinghy Association (IODA) African championship in South Africa in August.
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