Optimism and hope are for losers and for those who think there's an old bearded man in the sky controlling their lives.
What's that even supposed to mean? Without any optimist and hope you are, almost by definition, a looser. Without any hope, there's no reason to try and improve anything, and your only chance of winning is if things happen to work out by the efforts of others.
I myself don't believe in any higher power and I'm not in any way spiritual, and I think things are going ever faster downhill, on a global scale. But even if I don't think things will get any better anytime soon I sure as heck HOPE they will.
So to BH4FYY and everybody else: I wish you a happy new 2023! May this year be better than the last, and may yo have many pleasant QSOs!