I really concur with your observation. Behind every cloud is a silver lining. Optimists take the trophy because they are able to see through the difficulties wrought by conditions like fibromyalgia to rejoice at the advent of the new day. My mother is largely pessimistic and always complaining of one affliction here, a pain there, a displaced floor mat and I have had to work over time to wean her off into a winner mentality. You see, depressing issues in others' lives are infectious which is a good thing in itself in order to awaken our sense of empathy.