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I Am a Realist

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    I tend not to get too excited about things

    because theres always the possibility of it failing or not going as planned. But I don't put myself in the mind set that it will fail, because then I'll be miserable. I think more people should look at this more realistically instead of living in a fantasy world. The world...
    MikeWestenberger MikeWestenberger 18-21, M Jun 3, 2014

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    One of the most annoying things I hate in life

    is people who pretend that they are happy and that they have everything together and that their problems are nonexistent or at the very least insignificant and petty. Notice I used the word 'pretend'. Don't get me wrong, when someone asks me how I'm doing, I don't (usually) go...
    shannonymous shannonymous 18-21, F 2 Responses Aug 20, 2014

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    Inner Strength

    Realists need a lot of inner strength to cope with various issues day to day.  We have no illusions or ideals to help deal more easily with the bad stuff going around us or in the world.  So, in our experience, we are confronted with it all much more directly.  It...
    irmaloca2 irmaloca2 41-45, F 2 Responses Mar 16, 2009

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    Cthr33po Cthr33po 22-25, M Feb 16, 2014

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    I dislike drama and hate head games.

    Say what's on you mind and be honest about what your looking for and thinking about.As I've become older and more experienced in the ways of what a woman may or may not want out of being with me.I want the truth either you want to be with me or not or you like me or you don't...
    AfanOfbigNaturals AfanOfbigNaturals 41-45, M 14 hrs ago

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    Right In The Middle.

    I know I am because pessimists find me optimistic and optimists find me pessimistic and both types tend to annoy me in large doses.
    CountessDawn CountessDawn 26-30, F 2 Responses Sep 20, 2013

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    You'll end up very disappointed

    if you grow up thinking everyone has the same heart as you do.
    mostdaysaregood mostdaysaregood 46-50, F 1 day ago

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    A pessimistic person sees the glass half empty.

    An optimistic person sees the glass is half full. A realist sees that it's just half a glass.
    Dezireesdesire Dezireesdesire 18-21, F 3 Responses Jan 15

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    mostdaysaregood mostdaysaregood 46-50, F 1 Response a week ago

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    theDPking theDPking 31-35, M 2 Responses Dec 10, 2014

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    I like to have faith in people,

    however sometimes I wish I could just take the sons of donkeys to a faraway place where they can never dumb down society anymore. But being a realist I know that the sheeple of the world just can't be helped.
    Sandstorm32 Sandstorm32 26-30, M 1 Response 5 days ago

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    riot29 riot29 36-40, F 2 Responses Nov 30, 2014

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    I'm not sure if the guy

    that is trying to win my heart fully deserves it.. I don't like clinginess & especially when all they do is sweet talk. sucks to not be able to find the right one.. just don't want to break any more hearts.
    YessJess19 YessJess19 13-15, F 2 days ago

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    I don't see why religion,

    science, reality and philosophy should contradict.
    woopsididitagain woopsididitagain 18-21, M 2 Responses Jan 3

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    Quote

    "You don't have to teach people how to be human. You have to teach them how to stop being inhuman." - E. Cleaver
    ollifer ollifer 31-35, F 1 Response Mar 25, 2011

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    I'm alone and I think I will be forever.

    I don't think everyone meets someone.
    JokersKaos JokersKaos 22-25, M 1 Response Dec 28, 2014

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    I realize a lot of things.

    I have knack for picturing the best & worst case outcome for all scenarios. That way, I won't be surprised. I pray for the best & prepare for the worst. Always be prepared... I believe that is the Girl Scout motto. I could be wrong, I could look it up but I chose not to...
    nikahole nikahole 31-35, F Jan 5, 2014

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    The world's going to judge no matter what you

    do, so live life the way you ******* want to.
    mostdaysaregood mostdaysaregood 46-50, F 1 Response Jan 3

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    You might have a billion friends,

    but it could be that none of them are sincere. You may have a million enemies, but verily you know that they are your enemies. It's not very absurd when a friend of yours turns into an enemy, but when your enemies turn into friends, who knows how sincere and appreciative they...
    Fuad97 Fuad97 16-17, M Dec 24, 2014

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    Am A Believer .

    realist [ˈrɪəlɪst] n 1. a person who is aware of and accepts the physical universe, events, etc., as they are; pragmatist I believe things happen for a reason as I have seen these such things !
    cjpsf5 cjpsf5 41-45, M Jul 25, 2011

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    The glass is not half full The glass is not

    half empty The glass just...IS REALISM AT ITS BEST
    chipstickz chipstickz 31-35, F Jun 3, 2014

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    Optimists Think I'm Pessimistic...

    ...and pessimists think I'm an optimist. I guess that puts me in between. I'll hope for the best and be prepared for the worst, and that way, if the worst doesn't come about I'll be pleasantly surprised, and if the best doesn't happen, I won't be disappointed. Jeez. Having said...
    VendettA12 VendettA12 33, M 5 Responses Jan 21, 2009

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    The only thing in this world

    that I can control, is myself. Most of the time.
    Deedle623 Deedle623 51-55, F 1 Response Aug 30, 2014

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    There are two types of people in this world.

    There are the hopeless romantics and then there are the realists... I got that from the movie on Netflix, Stuck in Love. It's actually a pretty good movie. I necessarily don't like movies that gush about love and heartbreaks and **** because they are all predictable, but this...
    CharleeLuv CharleeLuv 18-21, F Oct 12, 2014

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    I'd rather be a realistic person,

    than to be some dumb *** living in lala land.
    veexx veexx 22-25, F 2 Responses Dec 30, 2014

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    They say truth is stranger

    than fiction, that must be why fiction is so much easier to believe. We create so many fanciful lies that so many people believe in like vampires and werewolves, ghosts and aliens, the media and the idea that we fight for peace. So many ridiculous notions that many have blind...
    baconrind baconrind 26-30, M 1 Response Mar 31, 2014

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    I'm Not Pessimistic.

    I'm getting very sick of idealistic (the opposite of realistic) people acting as if all problems can be solved by one person's involvement.  They say things like "If you don't like the government, then vote!  Make a difference.  Get involved."  But...
    deleted deleted 26-30 2 Responses Aug 30, 2008

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    Glass Is Not Half Empty Or Half Full!!

    I believe that things will be what they are, and concentrating on just the good doesn't make it just suddenly become good, or focusing on negative does not make one fall apart all the time. I am very tired of hearing people say phoney happy go lucky terms when things are tough...
    caramelpeace caramelpeace 36-40, F 2 Responses Apr 30, 2010

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    And They Call Me Negative...

    If I got a nickel for everytime I hear I'm negative, I would be richer than Bill Gates. No matter where I am, no matter what the topic is, people who don't know me that well always think I'm negative! For example: last week, me and my wife went with some of her friends to one of...
    SethGrave SethGrave 26-30, M 5 Responses Jul 15, 2010

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    Realistically Speaking..

    I'm friends with someone who is a dreamer and I'm slowly beginning to dislike this person. Especially because he has a very matter-of-fact tone whenever he speaks to me. I, for the most part, have a practical approach to most issues. this person has a tendency to be far too...
    MrsRight MrsRight 18-21, F 4 Responses Sep 8, 2009

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    I Have To Be

    For most of my life I was a pessimist, that served me well as I didn't really reveal it to others. At that time in my life, I also was very quiet so it wasn't like i was going to go out of my way to tell anyone either. Then maybe a two or three years ago, I tried to push toward...
    Bloo Bloo 22-25, F 3 Responses Sep 25, 2013

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    EP is a cesspool of depravity

    and a killground for the psychopathic/sociopathic and mentally ill. If you are new to EP and you are expecting to be supported by people, you wont be. Being a member of EP is like being in an abusive relationship. You will be bullied, harassed and kicked while you are down all...
    zanzibargem zanzibargem 31-35, F 1 Response Jan 1

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    Life balances itself,

    more or less. Whenever something good happens that brightens up your day, something is always waiting to bring you back down. An inverse karma.
    DatFearlessGuy DatFearlessGuy 18-21, M 2 Responses Nov 6, 2014

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    Some situations in life need us to change them

    ourselves. "Pity parties", arent going to get anyone anywhere. Ive had highs and lows but chose to come through it. Its possible if anyone wants to. Thats the real!
    Lolitta2014 Lolitta2014 26-30, F 1 Response Dec 26, 2014

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    The line between sanity

    and insanity is where you draw it.
    Modiwolfshit Modiwolfshit 41-45, M 2 Responses Oct 8, 2014

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    A realist is just someone

    who is always honest about what they think God forbid people like that are allowed to exist...
    RatxInxAxCage RatxInxAxCage 18-21, M Jan 19

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    I'm very mature. I'm not a fan of living in a

    unrealistic type world. I choose to live smart.
    itsAustin itsAustin 16-17, M 1 Response Jan 17

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    Lao Tse Quote

    "In this world, there is nothing softer or thinner than water. But to compel the hard and unyielding, it has no equal. That the weak overcomes the strong, that the hard gives way to the gentle -- this everyone knows. Yet no one acts accordingly."
    ollifer ollifer 31-35, F 1 Response Feb 12, 2011

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    If you want things done right don't stand there

    and protest. Go out and do something. During the American revolution they protested and saw it didn't do anything. So they started killing the British and look where we are now! Ta-dah!!!
    ValhallaAwaits ValhallaAwaits 18-21, M Aug 21, 2014

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    rayne2280 rayne2280 22-25, M May 26, 2014

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    i am a realist, always have been

    and always will be!! sometimes people think im being negative, when im just being realistic!! sometimes people dont like the truth!!
    cowshed123 cowshed123 31-35, M 3 Responses Jan 9

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    ...and I think this is one of my talents. I couldn't be more positive I think, in a realistic way of course. Or maybe is the fact that I don't think of certain things as big deals...
    hellohowlow hellohowlow 13-15, F 6 hrs ago

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    When I have my headphones on and I am listening to music, I go in my own little world. I don't care about anything around me. It's just me, my mind, and music. It's truly an...
    MoMolicious93 MoMolicious93 18-21, F 5 hrs ago

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    I am a realistic artist. I like to draw things in a realistic point of view.
    maddie91101 maddie91101 13-15, F 7 Responses Jan 5

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    It is a shame most become comedy movies for me. I swear I think I could come up with scarier stuff. I wish they were more realistic. What I think horror movies need more of: 1...
    ShyGuy990 ShyGuy990 22-25, M 4 Responses Jan 7

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    Growing up I was always extremely shy and reclusive. In school I would never talk to anybody at all. At home I would always lock myself in my room and draw cartoons. I have always...
    Jzmeadows Jzmeadows 26-30, M Jan 11

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    So I was writing my outline for my novel that takes place in a fictional country called Osia. Now trying to be realistically as possible on how it got its independence, how it's...
    Storyguy007 Storyguy007 18-21, M Jan 21

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    So.. I had a really scary and weird dream last night.. So.. I was in this giant plane with hundreds of other people, and we were over this canyon thing, and I laid in the chair...
    Bflyboo14 Bflyboo14 13-15, F 4 Responses Jan 22

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