I Am a Pessimist

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    today is gonna suck..

    .. and this post is has no purpose
    Cocrispy Cocrispy
    22-25, M
    2 Responses Oct 21, 2015

    i hate my self and my life

    but I don't wanna die?
    deleted deleted
    2 Responses Apr 16, 2015

    "Never try, never fail.

    Those are the words I live by."
    ThatAwkwardPanda ThatAwkwardPanda
    1 Response Sep 27, 2014

    My best friend's life is my dream life.

    I'm really jealous because he's an only child and he can get what he wants. My family struggles with everything and we have to get money off our other relatives. My dad created some much damage and going to leave. My best friend has no dad, but is able to get the latest games...
    aesopmack1 aesopmack1
    18-21, M
    1 Response Nov 27, 2015
    sensitiveemotionalteen13 sensitiveemotionalteen13
    13-15, F
    3 Responses Oct 26, 2015

    I'm seriously sick of my life.

    I have no friends no money I can barely eat a single small meal a day. I'm ugly as **** and I can't even afford rope to hang myself with.
    GeekWithAttitude GeekWithAttitude
    18-21, F
    2 Responses Oct 20, 2015
    The3rdAndOnly The3rdAndOnly
    18-21, F
    4 Responses Aug 5, 2015

    Specifically, I am an optimistic pessimist!

    That means I live in hope that things will get better! But I've little doubt things can always get worse!!
    picklebobble picklebobble
    51-55, M
    1 Response Mar 21, 2016

    I'd like to call myself a pessimistic realist,

    but apparently I'm downright pessimistic, if not cynical. Well, too bad I see things in that light, because ignorance is bliss...
    LikeICare13 LikeICare13
    13-15, F
    Feb 10, 2016

    I can definitely say

    that I'm rarely disappointed when something doesn't go as planned. Just always expect it.
    deleted deleted
    Jul 26, 2015

    I am a "Pragmatic Optimist" ( in OTHER words

    --in MY life-- a pessimist :-/
    cashetty69 cashetty69
    51-55, M
    2 Responses Nov 5, 2015

    It's always the optimists

    who are hit hardest by the bad things in life.
    eatingagoat eatingagoat
    18-21, M
    Mar 14, 2016

    Pretty sure it's the reason

    why people avoid me and why I hardly have any friends. People like to look on the bright side 100% and refuse to look at the opposing side.
    ASadCatNamedNadia ASadCatNamedNadia
    22-25, F
    1 Response Mar 21, 2016

    I always hope for the best

    but expect the worst :l
    foolishwiseguy foolishwiseguy
    26-30, M
    Oct 21, 2015

    Truth in my life is nothing works out.

    I'm stuck spinning my wheels and there's nowhere to turn. If I change course it will invite a whole mess of problems I don't wanna handle. Eminem says "How am I supposed to be positive when I don't see **** positive". I agree with that and I'm not in the mood to be fake, act...
    nocturnalhound nocturnalhound
    31-35, M
    Feb 3, 2016

    An upside to being a pessimist is you never get

    your heart broken. You never expect anything to go right, so when it doesn't it isn't a shock to you. The glass is half empty, so we ration it and find some more water, accepting the fact that we are running out.
    Sccrgrl60 Sccrgrl60
    18-21, F
    1 Response Jun 3, 2015

    My humor revolves around my pessimism.

    It's why can be very rude sometimes because I laugh at the worst in people. Just the other day on EP there was a girl that sent out an experience saying see was lonely and wanted someone to talk to. There was like 25 guys that responded. Not one was a girl. I thought it was...
    aFuzzyBlouw aFuzzyBlouw
    22-25, M
    Sep 7, 2014

    Not sure if it's still a simple pessimism

    that characterize my thoughts and life, i think it's more like a panic fear about future, i feel blinded by the black sun that rise up in my life, i don't see anything but darkness and don't hear anything but wind blowing through the dead forests.
    deleted deleted
    1 Response Jan 21, 2015

    They say you're a pessimist

    if you see the glass as "half empty". Well, it's still accurate right? So even if we are being negative, we are still seeing it correctly. Optimistic people are also seeing it correctly, they are just saying it differently.
    deleted deleted
    1 Response Feb 25, 2015

    i am always feared of getting hurt by doing

    anything and i stopped doing things in my life and living as a movie,drama,gaming addict. right now i am 22 and now i fear most is about future of my life
    avinashmatta avinashmatta
    22-25, M
    Jun 12, 2015

    I always look at the glass half empty.

    I hate getting my hopes up and then falling hard when I'm let down. I feel like I can never catch a break when I need it. I try staying positive but honestly I feel like it makes things worse. There is a book I read titled "who moved my cheese?" Very useful and it's a quick read...
    marie2324 marie2324
    26-30, F
    Sep 1, 2015

    Hope feels like a bird in flight

    and all i can do is watch. -Harbinger
    mariaslet1 mariaslet1
    18-21, F
    Dec 16, 2015

    As a pessimist you expect the unexpected

    and isn't really surprised when the unexpected happens.
    anavioletta anavioletta
    18-21, M
    Jun 9, 2015

    No matter how positive I try to be,

    everything is still the same and everything goes upside down... It frustrates me
    LostNeedToBeFound LostNeedToBeFound
    13-15, F
    1 Response Mar 21, 2016
    Oops4 Oops4
    Mar 22, 2016

    So what if I don't have a bright outlook on

    life, then I'm not disappointed when **** heads south. Sometimes a sober or realistic look on a situation is better than hope and well wishes
    SurpriseMeToday SurpriseMeToday
    18-21, F
    Oct 21, 2015
    deleted deleted
    1 Response Aug 21, 2014

    “. . . if there is a way

    for the world to be transformed for the better, it can only be done by pessimism; optimists will never change the world for the better. ” ― José Saramago
    Fn0rd Fn0rd
    36-40, F
    1 Response Feb 25, 2014

    Yup. Life sucks. It has ups

    and downs. I occasionally (like at the moment) want to jump off a building or something. No, I'm not suicidal :D But I assume you probably know what I mean, if not then...whatever. Just bye I guess. I dunno. Anyways, at the moment I'm feeling down and lonely and depressed and...
    ezekieljd ezekieljd
    18-21, M
    Nov 18, 2014
    deleted deleted
    May 27, 2015

    Nothing ever came of the positive side of a

    battery. Energy ALWAYS flows from negative to positive.
    NameIsMailbox NameIsMailbox
    18-21, M
    1 Response Nov 15, 2015

    some people see the glass half full.

    some people see it half empty. I'm so negative I don't even see the glass anymore..
    ZeNeth107 ZeNeth107
    18-21, M
    Jan 26, 2015

    Rich optimistic orgsms.

    ....security, needs..wanted.do we really meant what we say? yeah like i care?the moral ethicnic things to do....the moral thing to do is bullshtt each otheri am sorry that your puppy died?do we really give a fck, no but why we say which we don't meantbecause we are normal and we...
    anotherclone anotherclone
    31-35, M
    Dec 18, 2014

    I can't even let myself be happy

    because I'm so scared of losing the happiness. I just want to be able to enjoy life for once, but I know that will never happen.
    deleted deleted
    Jun 3, 2015

    Inconsistent pessimism,

    disharmonious, unequivicable, blandishment!!!! Just wanted a chance to say the word blandishment, spiders too many spider keeping, float down the stream, mooning the clouds shaped like bunnies and flies. Pessimism is like the color black, it's a standard thing, no frills, unless...
    deleted deleted
    1 Response Mar 21, 2016

    My psychologist was so nice to point

    that out to me. She also felt like she should tell me that being more positive was the only way to overcome my problems. Too bad she forgot to tell me how exactly one does think more positively. Being a pessimist had never really actively bothered me until she mentioned it. For...
    Annelina Annelina
    18-21, F
    1 Response Jan 24, 2016

    In every situation I always find

    and state the negatives. It usually just slips out or I mumble it. My friends always roll their eyes and ask why I can't just enjoy things and stop being so negative. But I feel like I only can see and think negative points.
    deleted deleted
    1 Response Jan 21, 2015

    How can I cry about something

    that I already set the bar so low for? A pessimist that doesn't want their assumptions to come true. I hate that I know I'm right. Hey life can u do me a favor and prove to me that my predictions are wrong. Slowly I'm seeing my life turn into my parents. Drown me if that...
    deleted deleted
    2 Responses Oct 20, 2015

    I'm a realist! When it's unbearable

    and the pain is suffocating I tell myself "nothing lasts forever", then I'm suddenly fine. Thinking about death helps me sleep, I've even developed reoccurring images and nightmare about getting burnt alive, I could see myself lying there as a skeleton. When my dad told me I...
    deleted deleted
    1 Response May 30, 2015

    I prefer to expect the worst

    than to be disappointed because i had high hopes
    anazahra anazahra
    16-17, F
    1 Response Nov 27, 2015
    Idontwanttosendyouapic Idontwanttosendyouapic
    18-21, F
    2 Responses Nov 21, 2015

    Pessimism is just a higher form of optimism.

    If you expect nothing from life, you might end up pleasantly supprised.
    seegson2658 seegson2658
    18-21, M
    Oct 24, 2014

    It takes a stronger person to live in reality

    than it does to live in the clouds imagining things are different than they are.
    livefreensing livefreensing
    22-25, F
    1 Response Oct 17, 2014
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