This is the first time I’m reading something from Melinda Gates, and I am impressed.
‘Impatient optimists’ huh? A very thought provoking term. Am I one?
I considered myself a pessimist, but not the nihilistic/fatalistic kind of pessimist. A patient pessimist maybe. Does that work?
In any case, jumping ship to the ‘impatient optimists’ category sounds like a good idea. Seeing things like the article and the TEDxChange makes it easier to do so. Maybe society is corrupting everyone. Maybe we all are inherently good after all.