We Can Get Better!

Take a black marker and write these subtle words on your chest, “Get Better.”

As a proud standing-ambassador for idealism, it breaks my heart to see the negativity that people exude upon themselves. Optimism, realism, and pessimism are the three bases of the human mindset.

Many times, people have said that I have this optimistic energy that is welded in of me, mirroring the optimism of a child.

The major thing that strains my soul is how people dwell on past hardships to open up to people at a starting point of a relationship. Continuing under this notion, people make excuses for themselves to prevent them from their goals is just an absolute detriment to humanity.


Instead, we should talk about the future. Rather than hearing about your struggles, let’s hear about what you are most excited about in your life. This is one of my favorite questions to ask people.

Tell me what your ambitions are and how you will achieve them. These are the conversations that we should be having at the dinner table, bars, parks, beaches and etc.

Spread love, joy, positivity, and encouragement to this world. Not self-doubt and the disparaging negativity that we see everywhere.

Even I admit to this blunder, but I make myself just snap out of it immediately because being down and out is a pointless-unproductive use of our time.

People open up to me constantly about how terrible their pasts are, breaking my heart because there is absolutely no point for remorse.

Never forget your past but remember, we should be constantly moving forward, not repentantly reminiscing.


Seriously, there is no time to be depressed in this lifetime.

We only have so little time to live, because the only thing guaranteed in this world is death. So, let’s live.

Your past may have shaped you, but it doesn’t matter where you come from, it only matter’s where you go.

Henceforth, we might as well live it with a full throttling sense of indubitable optimism.

My experience of being a heartbroken soul has taught me to be strong, not wasting my time on things preventing me from being positive.

When you keep moving forward with a positive attitude, your skin becomes thicker, the road rises up to meet you, your engine run’s more smooth and you learn how to take the high road.

Every day is a chance for self-improvement. Even if you have ten minutes to do something every day towards your goal, this precious amount of time will put you closer to your achievement.

My Grandmother stuck a chord with me, referring to someone else in a different context, but here it is:

“So, what. Take ten steps out of the house. Then take ten the next day. Then you will be taking 100 steps a week from now. Soon you’ll be halfway down the street to the convenient store.”

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Me after hiking up a mountain named Monserrate in Bogota, Colombia.


Children enter our world with uncanny amounts of enthusiasm. The greatest advantage you can have in life is an optimistically filled positive attitude.

When we enter the early stages of adulthood, we tend to shift away from the “I can do anything attitude”, becoming realists who see things for what they are rather than what they can become, resulting in obtaining a worse attitude about life.

Moreover, when people grow older, we begin to obtain a sense of pessimism, completely losing all sense of hope towards our overall ambition that we had when we were once teenagers.

This is the trending pattern that I see. As for me, I fall victim into the realm of realism. But, I always rejoice because I breathe my wrath of optimism back out in the universe. I just don’t have time to feel sorry for myself.

The greatest disability you can have is a bad attitude.

We can fix any mess during this lifetime. You just need to have that idealistic vision, enabling yourself to see the sun behind the clouds.

Life is too short to just spend it indoors, waiting for the storm to pass. You just need to get out and face the storm; head on.

Never lose that sense of childish buoyancy because we can get better.

I am not trying to change the world so that people think like me. But, we can always get our shit together, one foot before the other every day.

We can get better because we’re not dead yet.

Remember, “The Zos Knows”. 

-David Zosel

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