I Am a Optimistic Pessimist

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    I am a pragmatic optimist.

    .....( I am pragmatic ( period )
    cashetty69 cashetty69
    51-55, M
    Aug 13, 2015
    jml2000 jml2000
    61-65, M
    1 Response Dec 30, 2014
    cashetty69 cashetty69
    51-55, M
    Aug 13, 2015

    Yeah, that's what it is.

    I feel like I'm a really optimistic person, but my best friend says I'm the opposite. When I asked her why, she replied that I seem to find joy in really small stuff like glittery notebooks(which I use to write my songs). And I'm like, "Whoa. Okay."
    BloodEpiphone BloodEpiphone
    16-17, F
    Feb 6, 2015

    I am neither an optimist

    or a pessimist, I don't kid myself things can get bad but I don't dwell on things, life is brilliant really if you out it into perspective.
    LifeChangedMe LifeChangedMe
    22-25, F
    2 Responses May 11, 2015

    Optimistic Pessimist

    thinking that everything is going to turn out hunky dory yet having that nag that no it is not i start full of optimism and enthusiasm for different projects then get disheartend and move onto the next burning desire or light my problem is boredom strike easily and quickly so i...
    claracluck claracluck
    41-45, F
    May 30, 2008

    you see every possible scenario

    and hope for the best situation while still preparing for the worst
    foolishwiseguy foolishwiseguy
    26-30, M
    Oct 24, 2015

    As far as I'm concerned,

    pessimists are the biggest optimists. They care a lot more about life, they want it to be better, and have a ton more compassion. They want a better life, they have ambition, they give a damn. Whilst, positive thinkers generally just stick their fingers in their ears and live...
    deleted deleted
    Jan 17, 2015

    a thing might happen

    that would change my whole life. but it's out of my hands. it's not my choice. and I don't think it'll go that way anyway. something will happen. if it did I would disappear. because I'd have to. and if it didn't I might be more....sharp edged. but I'd still be here to talk...
    ZombieBaitMaiden ZombieBaitMaiden
    36-40, F
    Dec 9, 2014

    Is it possible to be both?

    I find myself pessimistic about the future, even anxious about what will happen. I always feel that things are going to get bad, or I am not going to be able to live the life I want. At the same time, I am not paralyzed by it, but keep working hard in hope for a brighter...
    IAlwaysWandered IAlwaysWandered
    26-30, M
    1 Response Feb 26, 2016

    I feel optimistic when it comes to my personal

    future, and really pessimist when it has to do with humanity as a whole. Optimism is my attitude, pessimism is my nature, I think.
    deleted deleted
    Jan 26, 2015

    I'm optimistic for others,

    pessimistic for myself.
    PendulEmPlum PendulEmPlum
    18-21, F
    May 12, 2015

    The Inevitable

    All my life, I have given everyone the benefit of the doubt. Unless i could adequately know that you are trying to use me, I will try to help you. Yet, I have never met a person that did not try to use me. Just to make it clear, if you tell me that you are going to use me to...
    binyambb binyambb
    22-25, M
    Jun 18, 2010


    The glass is one quarter full? (I wrote this somewhere else in EP and saw it on some other site. I can't remember where.)
    deleted deleted
    Nov 17, 2013

    I Am Optimistic

    See for yourself: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fnU3oYeiAZo
    gizpe gizpe
    22-25, F
    May 9, 2011
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