In this blog, Joseph Burgo, Ph.D. talks about men and women who emerged from families so toxic and dysfunctional that he often wondered how they managed to survive, emotionally speaking, and why they hadn’t long ago surrendered to despair. Given how little goodness they encountered in their post-uterine world, why did they continue to believe in and keep looking for something better? What was the source of the ongoing hope that brought them to his office in the belief that someone could help? These clients from truly awful families are optimists, encountering a world without love, who nonetheless believed in the possibility of good and kept on searching for it.
Read the entire article here: On Optimism