"Be soft. Do not let the world make you hard. Do not let pain make you hate. Do not let the bitterness steal your sweetness. Take pride that even though the rest of the world may disagree, you still believe it to be a beautiful place." - Kurt Vonnegut
This quote just really says it all! The world needs more softness. Being soft shouldn't be looked at as a negative, as softness is not the same as weakness. In fact it takes a lot of strength to remain positive and hopeful in the world today.
I'm still of the belief that the world is a beautiful place, and even if the rest of the world disagrees, I'll still believe it to be so.