I would rather be “annoyingly positive and optimistic” than “destructively negative and hateful”.
Martha Washington said, “I am still determined to be cheerful and happy, in whatever situation I may be; for I have also learned from experience that the greater part of our happiness or misery depends upon our dispositions, and not upon our circumstances.”
Martha Washington was the first FLOTUS in America. In other words, she was the first, First Lady of the United States. The quote attributed to her paints a picture of endurance that should often be remembered. She said, “The greater part of our happiness or misery depends upon our dispositions, and not upon our circumstances.”