No, I’m not a pessimist. At some point the world shits on everybody. Pretending it ain’t shit makes you an idiot, not an optimist.
Don’t focus on the one guy who hates you. You don’t go to the park and set your picnic down next to the only pile of dog shit.
He’s nice now but he WAS an asshole. Just ‘cause a piece of shit dries up and stops smelling, doesn’t mean it’s not still a piece of shit.