For me, one of life’s little pleasures is getting weird fortune cookie fortunes. Normally the fortunes you get are blandly positive and say things like “You have nice hair and cats like you”. But every now and then you get something a little bit weird. One such cookie that I got a while back said:

Be and optimist. There does not seem to be much use being anything else.

That is absolutely marvelous! The idea that one should fatalistically adopt optimism strikes me as ironic on a practically cosmic level. It’s how I imagine Eeyore would sound while attempting to become a positive thinker.