Sometimes, I can myself be frustrated by books that seem to me to be insufficiently realistic about the world's potential for just being totally a randomly bad place.
SpaceX has the potential of saving the U.S. government $1 billion a year. We are opposed to creating an entrenched monopoly with no realistic means for anyone to compete.
In the U.S.A. or Europe there is no realistic way to estimate the type, magnitude, or probability of the risk, nor any way to narrow down the potentially affected regions.
Without organization and leadership toward a realistic goal, there is no chance of realizing more than a small percentage of your potential.
Realistic thinking is based on what others think is possible-but they are not you and have no way of knowing your potential and purposes
True hope is cleareyed. It sees all the difficulties that exist and all the potential for failure, but through that carves a realistic path to a better future.
Potential has a shelf life.
I always like to look on the optimistic side of life, but I am realistic enough to know that life is a complex matter.