You can get to the next floor by taking the stairs OR the escalator. The only thing worth questioning is where you're trying to go and what you're willing to do to get there. Everybody is on the path to where they are headed. I don't think I'm too optimistic or pessimistic, but most of the time other people think I'm more optimistic because I seek positive experiences. Things often deemed impossible by other people are exactly what's worth pursuing. Were the Wright brothers fundamentally optimistic? Probably. How else could they attempt to achieve the impossible? Were they pessimistic many times along the way? Most likely. I'm the same way.