Being optimistic about the future is not a weakness. It doesn’t need to be utopian, either, it can just be POSITIVE. We need to envision futures where greed and mindless consumerism are not the norm. Where, through education, philosophical shifts, and advanced renewable technology, humanity (as a whole) lives in relative harmony with each other and the environment.
I’m sick of people saying that stories can’t be set in worlds like this, too. They absolutely can. There are limitless options for storytelling, if you set your mind to it. Just because we’re focusing on a positive future doesn’t mean that drama can’t exist, or that conflict is completely eliminated.