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    What does "presumption" mean in the following context?

    People who are optimistic react to setbacks from a presumption of personal power. .. people who are pessimistic react to setbacks from a presumption of personal helplessness.

    Is this saying the optimistic people react to setbacks "thinking they have personal power to overcome the setbacks"?

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    I'm not a teacher, but I write for a living. Please don't ask me about 2nd conditionals, but I'm a safe bet for what reads well in (American) English.

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