It’s hard to be an idealist in this world. There’s always something tragic happening. Just turn on the news, and you’ll see a flood of headlines about tragedies happening all over the world.

Each headline adds a layer of doubt and cynicism, smothering our hopeful hearts. Gradually, we cease to believe things can ever get better because we’re afraid of being disappointed.

However, idealism is the fuel that propelled some of the greatest leaders in history to create a better society. It moved artists to create some of the most beautiful masterpieces. When mixed with a healthy dose of pragmatism, an idealistic perspective can move mountains.

During this episode, we’ll look into why idealism is essential when it comes to improvement and progress through several examples and stories of some of notable visionaries of our time.