Your Week Ahead: 'We all agree that pessimism is a mark of superior intellect.' So said the economist J K Galbraith. We must trust that he had his tongue in his cheek at the time because otherwise, everyone's got an excuse. Hoping for something? Stop hoping. You can't have it. Trying to accomplish anything? Give up, it will never happen. Happy with this view? You should not be, for the planets insist that regardless of how things seem, you can now get more of what you need as long as you stop allowing yourself to be talked out of this.