When one looks around at the world, its current state and the people in it, and believes that they are earnestly doing their very best to make good decisions on behalf of themselves and those about whom they care, it can leave one with a pretty low opinion of their abilities in general.

But, if you assume they are not doing their very best, you end up with an opinion of them that is even lower.

Lost In Translation

Often I am frustrated to find that when I would deliver a message of optimism ("You can get better tomorrow."), the recipient takes away a message of despondency ("I'm not good enough for you today?").