More "irrational optimism"

Trust is always broken. But I return again and again to the wisdom of Wallace Stevens, who sees the realist, illusions shattered, nonethless returning to optimism, with "the yes of the realist spoken because he must say yes, because beneath every no lay a yes that had never been broken." The human spirit is a wonderful thing, and the fact that we can build applications that let us cooperate in new ways gives outlet to that spirit.

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