President Obama Perfectly Explains Why You Should Live In The Present

President Barack Obama was interviewed by The New York Times along with "Breaking Bad's" Bryan Cranston. No, for real, that combination happened.

During the interview, Obama started saying some discouraging things about the current political climate, especially in regard to Congress. It's pretty easy to get caught up in that mindset seeing how politics has been going recently.

But still, he said, he thinks this is the best time to be alive.

Obama said he was speaking with some "idealistic and motivated" young interns recently and tried to inspire them to avoid cynicism.

Obama said,

He went on to talk about veterans from the Vietnam War and the chaos that Southeast Asia was left in after the US retreated from the region.

Obama said he told the young people all this to try and rid them of cynicism. He continued,

He explained although the current political climate seems stunted and argumentative, it's less corrupt than it was in previous decades. Obama appreciates the current population is more open, saying,

Obama is pretty right on this count, and it's important to look at the present time with that perspective. Although it's been a crazy year, at least some things are better.

Citations: Barack Obama and Bryan Cranston on the Roles of a Lifetime (The New York Times)