I've been into anarchist theory for a few years, now. Before I got deep into a lot of the literature and analysis of various ideas, I use to have a generally positive outlook on life and the world. I can't claim that, anymore.
I'm definitely the 'negative Nancy' of my family and friends. I can't help but point out how their elected officials aren't interested in changing anything in a meaningful way.; that their attempts to 'change the system' by participating in it are doomed to fail.
In U.S. politics I see fascism growing, liberals further embracing fascist enabling policy, climate destruction accelerating at unprecedented rates, hierarchical power structures reinforcing each-other and making further redundancies everywhere. I gave up on the idea of "revolution" years ago and I don't see any light at the end of the tunnel.
How do you find positivity after embracing an anarchist analysis of the world, while the world itself is heading toward climate collapse and your neighbors are embracing fascist politics?