Optimism is a political act.

Those who benefit from the status quo are perfectly happy for us to think nothing is going to get any better. In fact, these days, cynicism is obedience. Alex Steffen, The Bright Green City

The secret fear that keeps you up at night is…

An uprising of octopi. Octopi forming a coalition of the willing at the bottom of the ocean. Going on Jeopardy but the other two contestants are octopi. Number 3 but Alex Trebek is also an Octopus Locking eyes with an Octopus at an aquarium, and in that single moment you know you will help it…