Discussion in 'The Lounge' started by skeloboy_97, Sep 27, 2011.
Simple Question ~ Are you an Optimist or Pessimist?
Glass half full or half empty?
Im an optimist
I'm a realist. It's a bit of both.
I like to joke that I'm a cynical ol' b****** about everything. Truthfully, I'm optimistic about some things and pessimestic about others.
Or maybe I really am a cynic. I don't know. :]
I'm a bit of a fatalist. I do what I can and then it's out of my hands...
I'm a realist who embodies both seeds of optimism and pessimism.
neither... i'm a realist... i don't prejudge situations...
I'm an optimist from nose to toes. Doesn't mean that I'm a blind optimist. My philosophy is simple: hope for the best, plan for the worst.
If you refer to yourself as a "realist" then you are probably actually a pessimist. Just sayin.
To all the 'realists' out there: "The world as we know it is a construction, a finished product, almost--one might say--a manufactured article, to which the mind contributes as much by its molding forms as the thing contributes by its stimuli." Kant
In other words, perceptions of our universe are merely personal points of view. IMO, the majority of people are programmed to be optimists rather than pessimists--otherwise, we'd all have given up long ago, and we wouldn't spend so much of our time daydreaming about the future, either.
I'm glad I'm an optimist or my life at times would have been unbearable. But then--most people are also pretty resilient to financial ruin and other disasters.
if by that you mean that being a realist i have to conclude there's no hope for humankind to improve its behavior, that's not pessimism, just facing the unavoidable, evidence-based reality, sad though it may be...
just as knowing ice will melt on a hot pavement in full sunlight isn't pessimistic, simply an irrefutable fact...
Pessimism. It usually gets people I know motivated to prove me wrong.
Optimism. Pessimism sucks.
I'm an optimist by nature, but as I accumulate more experience and years on the planet I become more pessimistic. Sad but true.
By nature i'm a optimist, maybe too much. But their are days when pessimism will rear it's ugly head. It seems the more i have(personal goals) to do the better i feel.
Short-term pessimist, long-term optimist. I think things will get worse before they get better, but they will get better.
I'm generally Pessimist. But my glass isn't half-empty... I'm halfway to another glass.
Prepare for the worst in every possible situation. Never be disappointed, as nothing can let you down.
Please don't spin other people's answers to your liking. Assume they meant exactly what they said.
I'm a realist... I do what I can to make the best of any situation, and I choose to see the brighter sides of life when I can without being illogical or senseless. I see things as they are. If they are good, they are good. If they are bad, they are bad. I try to savor the good things and make the bad things better --and I choose to abandon worry completely when it is out of my hands.
I suppose I'm an optimistic realist. I do like being pessimistic about myself, though.
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