i've been thinking if it's possible to approach situations from both an idealistic & realistic perspective. going too far either way can be dangerous. an extreme optimist, unfortunately, seems crazy and unaware of reality. the pessimist doesn't seem to possess the ability to facilitate growth & change. how do we live somewhere in the middle. to live & hope for the absolute best, imagining greatness but then also being flexible. watching to see how things work themselves out seems to be a good way to go about it. i'm realizing viewing things this way really takes a lot of wisdom & maturity - yikes
holy geez...this was probably one of my most favorite shows ever.