the difference between a pessimist and an optimist is a matter of trust. Either you trust life, living, being itself, or you don’t and are instead suspicious of it, ever vigilant, understanding the way in which it is a thing unto itself, a force of nature over which no man has control.
Me, I don’t trust life. I don’t trust it at all. I know what it’s capable of. I’m determined to fight it all the way to the top.