Too often people feel they need to go somewhere foreign, ingest something foreign, or talk to someone foreign to gain a different perspective.
We may want to spend more time with those we love and realize what is truly important in this life while we are here. That is the part that is not pessimistic or optimistic. It just is, and knowing the impermanence of everything should help us learn to cherish every moment we have with everything. This is the beauty of truth.
Realize then that every moment is precious that we can enjoy with our loved ones, with our material possessions, and with others in the world.
Gold in the eyes makes it hard to see anything else. Let us remember how precious everything is.
Moderation is the answer. Some laws and orders are necessary, but not too many.