Kevin Kelly on Optimism

Kevin Kelly wants you to be optimistic. Not just because things, on average, are always better than they have been. They are but there’s a practical reason too. It’s very hard to plan for the future when you have a pessimistic view. On this episode he urges you to take the long view and plan ahead, start working on that project that won’t pay off this quarter or even this year but could make all the difference in the long term.

Kevin Kelly is the founding executive editor of Wired magazine, and a former editor/publisher of the Whole Earth Review. He has also been a writer, photographer, conservationist, and student of Asian and digital culture. He’s the author of The Inevitable and other books.

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