"Well, look at the bright side." Strange words from the mouth of the worst (or best; I don't know how these things are graded) pessimist ever. I once asked Steve why he always thought of every bad thing that could happen to each and every plan or project, and accused him of dragging around his very own cloud of gloom and doom. "Because then the only surprises are good ones." I suppose that makes a perverted kind of sense. He did usually end his itemization of potential disasters with, "Look at the bright side," as a concession to what he considered my idiotic optimism.