Unrealistic expectations

Experimental visualization of narrower problems
Other Names:
Unrealistic visions of the future
Misplaced optimism
Unwarranted optimism
Naive optimism
Ingrained optimism
Over-optimistic bias
Misplaced euphoria
Misplaced hope

In scientific forecasting the most favourable outcomes that can be projected are bounded by the limits of extrapolated data. An optimistic expectation based on nothing but its desirability obstructs further information gathering and reasoning; inhibits directive or corrective actions; and invites disaster.

Counter Claim:

Despair is the deadliest of all sins, but compared to hope you at least know where you are.

Reduced By:
Unwarranted pessimism
Problem Type:
F: Fuzzy exceptional problems
Related UN Sustainable Development Goals:
GOAL 10: Reduced Inequality
Date of last update
05.12.2017 – 13:04 CET