Episode 039 - Optimism, Pessimism, and Reality


Do you consider yourself a glass half-full or half-empty person? What would others say about you?

In this episode we discuss the nature of optimism versus pessimism. We debate whether the fire service is an inherently optimistic occupation. Or is a pessimistic view of the world an unavoidable by-product of the line of work we do and the suffering we see? Can you be optimistic and still face the realities of a situation? How seductive is the allure of pessimism, and how hard it is to maintain optimism?