Michael J Fox asks, “Can you be an optimist and a realist at the same time?” Well, let’s see …

I’ve just finished reading ‘No Time Like the Future: An Optimist Considers Mortality’. It’s the latest tome from actor Michael J Fox. He’s a self-professed optimist. The titles of two of his other books — ‘Lucky Man: A Memoir’ and ‘Always Looking Up: The Adventures of an Incurable Optimist’ leave you in no doubt as to the veracity of his sunny outlook.