Buddhism Day by Day: A Carefree Outlook on Life is not True Optimism
“Real optimism should not be confused with a carefree outlook on life, one in which we forfeit responsibility for our lives. The person undefeated by misfortune, poverty, insults and vilification, the person who can bounce back from every adversity and say, ‘What? That was nothing!’ The person who marches on toward hope through sheer force of will — that person is a true optimist.”
Credit Daisaku Ikeda for the quote.