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I Always Try to Be Optimistic

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    Being Optimistic

    seems to make life easier for me.  I have been through a lot of stuff.  There were times when I wanted to just give up, but I didn't.  We all have challenges that are thrown at us.  It's how you deal with them that matters.  If you're optimistic it's...
    ChevyGirl ChevyGirl 18-21, F 2 Responses Jun 19, 2008

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    I'm super lucky and I've always been aware

    if it so i don't allow myself to be anything but optimistic. I have so much hope for life and even though i am lucky i see so many peoplewho are so blessed and dnot even realize it. Which is just so sad. Even in all the bad you still gotta look at the good, which is easier to do...
    WhirlwindR WhirlwindR 22-25, M Jun 26, 2014

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    Your Optimism Has Finally Paid Off!!!

    We have enrolled over 13,000 new entrepreneurs in as little as 9 weeks. While, over half have had absolutely no experience and the everyday average person has finally been given the chance to LAUNCH their own career or simply put their own business on the front page of Google...
    RussCampbell RussCampbell 41-45, M Jan 10, 2012

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    Try Being the Key Word

    Being optimistic can be hard.  Life gets in the way sometimes.  But, if you tell yourself it will get better, it just might happen.  That is what I believe anyway.  Words have power. 
    jodo jodo 26-30, F 4 Responses Feb 17, 2009

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    I'm a well known complainer!

    Most anyone who knows me would say I complain too much - especially considering how easy my life is over-all. However, I see myself as an optimist, In fact, my optimism continues to grow even in the face of constant uncertainty and doubts about my own future. Granted, anyone who...
    Anonymouself Anonymouself 41-45, M Dec 9, 2013

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    I've been asked by my friends

    why I'm so happy all the time! I guess I just have a high tolerance for people, because not a lot of thins bother me!
    tsg96 tsg96 18-21, F Jul 29, 2014

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    The Glass Half Full

    Now, those who may have already read my story for the group being alone might think i've just made the biggest contradiction ever.. being both alone and optimistic.. WHAT?? But, this is the real me!!!!! the one that laughs when he walks into stuff (and yes that happens quite a...
    LifeinConfusion LifeinConfusion 18-21, M Aug 28, 2013

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    I'm the most depressed optimistic person I know.

    I hate everything but it'll turn out for the best lol the struggle
    drbreezzy drbreezzy 18-21, M May 19, 2014

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    Not One To Dwell On The Negative

    People who know me a little often take my dark sense of humor to mean I'm a pessimist but those who know me well realize I'm more of an optimist with a very strong awareness that it's silly to expect either one, life is more complicated than that. I'll make the best of almost any...
    Powderblue Powderblue 36-40, F Sep 21, 2010

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    lovinicole lovinicole 26-30, F Sep 15, 2014

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    To Have a Better Life

    Of course so far I have faced a lot of challenging situations. But I always try to think that it is the sign of something good to the future even though it is obviously the consequences my wrong decisions. Why I can be that- maybe I have a strong desire to be happy.  I...
    newsoul1 newsoul1 36-40, F 7 Responses Sep 4, 2009

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    I Try But Do Not Always Succeed

    I do always try to be optimistic and always have.  It is really hard when you have alot of stress on you and problems going on in your life such as I have.  But, I do always TRY.  I am not always successful though.  Recently, I've been very cranky...
    haydenrules haydenrules 31-35, F 2 Responses Jan 30, 2009

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    Oh hell yes!! With the number of pessimists in

    the world, a number which seems to be growing exponentially, I do my absolute best to balance a very unbalanced scale. Problems are the human norm, it literally is what we are and what we create...but learning to accept it and grow with it seems out of reach for many. I'm...
    Extant1 Extant1 51-55, M 3 Responses Mar 5

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    If you want to sing out,

    sing out And if you want to be free, be free Cause there's a million things to be, you know that there are If you want to be me, be me If you want to be you, be you Cause there's a million things to do, you know that there are
    KylieLaine KylieLaine 18-21, F 2 Responses Jul 22, 2014

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    Optimism Works!

     Optimism has been proven to be a pwerful positive force in people's lives. optimistic people are usually less stressed out,  they are more outgoing, they work to acheive the goals they have set for themselves, knowing that they will be able to reach them. while...
    EntrepGuy EntrepGuy 22-25, M 5 Responses Jul 22, 2008

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    I Used to Be Extremely Optimistic

    It came naturally to me - I had a great childhood, an amazing college experience and I started out well early in my career.  As I've gotten a little older - I've let the world start to drag me down.  I'm still faithfully optimistic - but some doubt has entered.  It...
    yukonpete yukonpete 36-40 2 Responses Jun 5, 2009

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    I Just Love This Quote.

    I have become my own version of an optimist. If I can't make it through one door, I'll go through another door - or I'll make a door. Something terrific will come no matter how dark the present. Rabindranath Tagore  
    weareonespirit weareonespirit 51-55, F 1 Response Mar 18, 2008

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    At Least That's How It Starts...

    ... but all that comes out of my mind seems to have this nasty gray color that sucks the life of everyone it touches... the more difficult part is to be aware of it... I guess of all the possible ways to be trapped inside one's mind, awareness seems to be the Spanish water...
    NoBullshit NoBullshit 41-45, M Nov 18, 2013

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