I was a hippy back during the revolutionary days and I thought that optimistic outlook would lead us to a wonderful future. It didn't quite happen they way we had it planned, but different good things happened instead, so I should be satisfied.
We can't predict the future, it seems to go its own way, good and bad.
Coincidentally, I recently wrote a short story in my blog called The Project that is related to this very subject. What a coincidence!
Edited by StarMountainKid, 02 October 2012 - 09:51 PM.