Sunday 11 December 2016

At long last there are reasons to feel hopeful

Amid the bad news of the past week, there are reasons to believe we've turned a corner, writes Carol Hunt

Published 10/04/2011 | 05:00

Rarely, if ever, in the space of my (ahem) relatively short life have I been accused of being a "glass-half-full" type of person. On the contrary, for many years I would have taken the opposite and equally subjective view. Now, I like to take a practical stance and simply state that the glass in question is twice as big as it needs to be.

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It's still comfortingly contrary, it never fails to annoy those dastardly Pollyannas -- many of whom were responsible for the quandary we now find ourselves in -- and it states a fact, rather than a biased opinion.

Recently, it's been getting harder and harder for the "glass-half-full" folk to put a glossy spin on our situation.

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