ok maybe not everyone had one. the gist though was that someday your perspective would change the world even though it was killing you.
it's similar but not identical to that western historical tendency always to believe that humanity is on the verge of something revolutionary and that if we just punch through that last bit of resistance we will Get There.
when the fact is we are all spewing in all directions all the time and none of it is going to save anybody.
it may however keep us occupied and really that is the most important thing. that we might ever keep going! until we don't anymore.