What is your outlook?
Question: Are you generally optimistic or pessimistic about the way they world is headed?
Calvin Trillin: I’m pessimistic about whether the plumber is gonna come; but optimistic, I think, in general. I’m not sure it has to do about the world, though. I think it has to do with things are gonna probably be okay . . . but it’s sort of personal. It has to do with my family and things, not to . . . not . . . I don’t really think usually in terms of the whole world. They’ll have to worry about themselves.
Trillin is optimistic about his own life, but says the world will have to worry about itself.
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