Pessimists tend to think most everything has already been invented while optimists think we have only scratched the surface of possibility.
I believe that we need to be reminded on a regular basis that there are plenty of serious problems that need simple, inexpensive solutions. It is far easier to create complex, expensive solutions than it is to engineer simplicity, ease of use, and cost effectiveness.
This short video is an excellent example of optimism in action — and it lasts only 4:46 — you have 5 minutes to spare, right?
There is always room at the table for creative problem solvers that have a vision, ask good questions, keep it simple, take decisive action, and as a result, make great things happen.
I.M. Optimism Man and I find saving babies’ lives inspiring.