I really connected with this video about Tamako Market and Kyoto Animation. Then I burst into tears when it got to the part about the arson attack on KyoAni.
Narrator Jack Johnson understands why cynicism is deadly dangerous. There is a toxic allure to thinking that optimism is naive or childlike. It is a darkness that calls us to lose sight of the possible better world.
It is possible, and no, it isn’t easy or we would already be there. It is in the hazy distance, like the peak of a mountain we have always been able to see, at least on good days.
And yes, we could go there, and climb, and afterward never see the world the same way again.