- a disposition or tendency to look on the more favorable side of events or conditions and to expect the most favorable outcome.
- the belief that good ultimately predominates over evil in the world.
- the belief that goodness pervades reality.
- the doctrine that the existing world is the best of all possible worlds.
Maybe it was optimism that drove whoever-it-was to knock on our door at 7:30 am on a Saturday, thinking that someone would actually get out of bed to answer. I hope they learned something today.