In my life, I've been very wrong.
When I was a teenager, I knew a black exchange student from South Africa, who was living under Apartheid. Her dream was to study medicine and become a pediatrician in her village.
When I was a teenager I met a kid in Berlin, when it was East Berlin. His dream was to someday go to Paris.
At the time, I thought these kids' dreams would be impossible to realize.
I was wrong.
As an adult, I assumed racism was stronger than reason. I thought a black person would never be elected to the Oval Office. As an adult, I assumed xenophobia was stronger than sense. I thought a man with foreign heritage and having lived in a Muslim culture would never hold the highest office in the land.
As of this minute, the election results of only three states are in, but I think I'm wrong again.
What a great day and age I live in.
I also think our habits and ambitions will destroy our environment beyond repair.
I also think sexism is too deeply engrained in our minds for men and women to view each other as equals.
I think status quo, not peace, is the best possible outcome in the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.
On these and many other points, I'm looking forward to being wrong yet again.
While my head may think one thing, my heart will dream another. And with that, I will borrow a line from Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.:
"I say to you today, my friends, so even though we face the difficulties of today and tomorrow, I still have a dream. It is a dream deeply rooted in the American dream."