Why is this blog named Dante’s Optimism?

Whenever I name something, it’s because the name or word means something. For example, a nickname for one of my sisters is of a breed of dog. I saw the personality and traits of this dog and my sister came to mind. Add in the fact that she loves animals, and it was a perfect fit.

I mean…there is a risk here. Clearly, we know a female dog is a bitch, but, ya know…I would never call her that…

But anyway, when I was looking for a new name for this blog, I wanted something that reflected what this blog was about. So, I got my thesaurus out and went hunting. “Positive” “Good” “Hope” and other words were considered. And then, I ran into “Optimism”.

Being optimistic is tough in today’s world. But, I think every generation says that, honestly. But, when we think of that word, what does it mean? Optimism:

  1. 1 : A doctrine that this world is the best possible world

  2. 2 : An inclination to put the most favorable construction upon actions and events or to anticipate the best possible outcome

Alright. So, when I say “Dante’s Optimism”, that’s what I’m talking about. I didn’t pick this name because it sounded fancy or sophisticated. I didn’t pick this because other people were using this word and I wanted to get on the bandwagon. No, I knew what I wanted for this blog, and optimism fit the bill perfectly.

It’s my optimism, though. This is how I feel. So, I put my name on it. This is what optimism looks like to me. In the near future, I will be making under the hood changes to the blog to promote this. When I’m done with Daily Good Stuff, I’ll be moving on to another type of featured post that will really dive into this optimistic goal.

Be optimistic.


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