An optimist, a realist, and an idealist walk into an open house. 

The optimist looks at the shattered windows and says to themselves: “What a wonderful way to let light in, I’ll leave it that way!” 

The realist looks at the molding walls and says out loud: “This house will never be inhibitable.” 

The idealist, however, looks at the broken fixtures, the flooded floors, and the faulty electricity and see a home. They see a kitchen where no one will ever go hungry. They see a foyer where every guest — of every shape and size — will be welcomed with love. The idealist looks at the flaws and faults of this abandoned house and think, “This can be fixed. This can be beautiful. We can make this into something beautiful.”