If you’re looking for a 2018 mantra to guide your optimism, look no further than this quote from historian Thomas Babington Macauley in the 1830 Edinburg Review:
“We cannot absolutely prove that those are in error who tell us that society has reached a turning point, that we have seen our best days. But so said all before us, and with just as much apparent reason … On what principle is it that, when we see nothing but improvement behind us, we are to expect nothing but deterioration before us.”
Despite the popular doom and gloom point of view, you can develop the antifragility of a contrarian.
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