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I Am a Realist

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    Sorryass Realist - people who sashay thru life believing what they want to believe are usually much happier than realists...even psycotics! it takes a strong moral principle to...
    pavedshoulder pavedshoulder 61-65 May 26, 2008

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    Trying to Help Someone. - Have spent most of my professional life trying to help people understand the importance of feeling happiness. Have had some success. Helping others...
    retiredfather retiredfather 61-65, M 4 Responses Jan 13, 2009

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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 Think Having A Real Approach Helps - as much as I love the way fantasy can transcend us to new diemesions and I use it to cope and keep going and have faith that something good...
    czaristacrystals czaristacrystals 36-40, F Jun 25, 2011

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    Sme People Are Too Happy. - I don't understand optimists. Why expect the best? You are going to be forever disappointed. I am a pessimist. Hope for the best, but expect the worst...
    Socklord Socklord 31-35, M 2 Responses Nov 26, 2008

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    So I'm "Negative" - I try to be realistic in all situations. Yet, normal people like to refer to me as negative. *sigh*.
    LikeAPrayer LikeAPrayer 18-21, F Oct 12, 2013

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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...
    ollifer ollifer 31-35, F 1 Response Feb 12, 2011

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    Realist - People say that I am pesimistic. I do not see it that way. I see myself as realistic. I will look at the upside, but will prepare for the worst. I have found that if I...
    simplyme simplyme 21-25, F 3 Responses Feb 19, 2007

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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...
    nikahole nikahole 31-35, F Jan 5

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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...
    VendettA12 VendettA12 33, M 5 Responses Jan 21, 2009

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    I Still Have Hope - I see the world for what it is and understand a lot about human nature but can not help but have hope. I am the last person that should have hope for the the...
    fae430 fae430 22-25 1 Response Jul 3, 2012

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    Practical - I am not an idealist. I look at things and make rational decisions. I have been complimented in the past for it.
    asert12345678 asert12345678 31-35, M Jun 1, 2012

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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...
    Bloo Bloo 22-25, F 3 Responses Sep 25, 2013

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    From Castaway - I am a realist that dreams just a bit.  I know I will never live in a million dollar house, drive a Porsche, or ride in the Tour de France.  I know when something...
    loopnscc loopnscc 46-50, M Dec 22, 2011

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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...
    baconrind baconrind 26-30, M Mar 31

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    I Am Neither Negative Nor Positive - ...I am a realist.  I realize that **** happens sometimes and sometimes life is grand.  I try to think logically other than with...
    haydenrules haydenrules 31-35, F 4 Responses Feb 5, 2009

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    I Just Like Keeping It Real - I'm a REALIST. I Lik 2 keep everything REAL. It is what it is 2 me. Here & there may come som grey areas. Keeping it REAL keeps things clear, true, n...
    Cmfg Cmfg 51-55, F Apr 19, 2013

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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...
    deleted deleted 26-30 2 Responses Aug 30, 2008

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    And I Am Not Sure If It's a Good Thing. - I have an analytical brain and the work I do is basically to solve problems day in day out.   So I am able to look at a problem...
    loopnscc loopnscc 46-50, M Jan 5, 2009

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    Why is it that good pedigree in dogs would be raciest in humans.
    Cthr33po Cthr33po 22-25, M Feb 16

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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...
    MrsRight MrsRight 18-21, F 4 Responses Sep 8, 2009

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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...
    caramelpeace caramelpeace 36-40, F 2 Responses Apr 30, 2010

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    I call em like I see em, and I see em for what they are. But I can't shake the notion that realism without beginning as optimism will end in pessimism disguised as actuality.
    Modiwolfshit Modiwolfshit 41-45, M Dec 3, 2013

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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...
    irmaloca2 irmaloca2 41-45, F 2 Responses Mar 16, 2009

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    And Because Of This, People Think I Am Pessimistic - Yes, my 'story title' is correct. Just because I am a so called, "realist", people often think that I am being pessimistic. If...
    SunFlowerSunrise SunFlowerSunrise 18-21, F May 3, 2013

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    I Think Moral Support To Those In Need Is Meaningless. - I don't totally agree with this for those few who might raise a testimony but hear me out. I believe that moral support is...
    MavisPuree MavisPuree 18-21, F Jun 14, 2013

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    The Realist Of Them All - I'm a Realist, in other words, I'm real as they come baby. This guy doesn't beat around the bush with lies and nonsense, NOPE. I stay true to one's self...
    JimMorrisonRocks JimMorrisonRocks 26-30, M Mar 27, 2012

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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...
    cjpsf5 cjpsf5 41-45, M Jul 25, 2011

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    Not To Be Confused... - With being negative. I only sound like that because of life experience. I see the world for what it really is and can understand others opinions. I'm not...
    LovelessDeluxe LovelessDeluxe 22-25 1 Response Feb 13, 2011

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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...
    SethGrave SethGrave 26-30, M 5 Responses Jul 15, 2010

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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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    I don't usually. Or really never have had realistic dreams. But recently I've been having more and more realistic dreams and I don't like it/find it very weird. My dreams I used to...
    Devilscar Devilscar 18-21, M Mar 26

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    Alot of people do not understand what it means to be logical, or realistic, but to be both seems to **** lots of people off. I understand why too, it is because they become...
    anton88 anton88 22-25, M Mar 29

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    I am a pessimist who wants so bad to be an optimist. I am constantly within my own private world but the harsh realities of the real one always keep me from soaring too high...
    penilane penilane 18-21, F 1 Response Mar 26

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    I have always enjoyed watching science fiction movie, television programs or documentaries. I know it is fairly old now, but "Close Encounters of third Kind" was an eye opener for...
    aussieguy01 aussieguy01 51-55, M 1 Response 4 days ago

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    Is it possible to be realistic and not at least have misanthropic tendencies? I don't think so. I am a misanthrope. Humanity is disgusting. Humans in general are nothing but self...
    IamMorbid IamMorbid 18-21, M 4 Responses Mar 28

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    Ok let me jus get summink off of my chest I hate the way society is today … I mean the negativity of life these days jus kills me like it's not even being realistic to say or...
    IILaraII IILaraII 18-21, F a week ago

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    Ok let me jus get summink off of my chest I hate the way society is today … I mean the negativity of life these days jus kills me like it's not even being realistic to say or...
    IILaraII IILaraII 18-21, F a week ago

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    March 16. Positive Energy. It's so easy to look around and notice what's wrong. It takes practice to see what's right. Many of us have lived around negativity for years. We've...
    zeeva70 zeeva70 41-45, F Mar 16

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    March 16. Positive Energy. It's so easy to look around and notice what's wrong. It takes practice to see what's right. Many of us have lived around negativity for years. We've...
    zeeva70 zeeva70 41-45, F 2 Responses Mar 16

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    March 16. Positive Energy. It's so easy to look around and notice what's wrong. It takes practice to see what's right. Many of us have lived around negativity for years. We've...
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    March 16. Positive Energy. It's so easy to look around and notice what's wrong. It takes practice to see what's right. Many of us have lived around negativity for years. We've...
    zeeva70 zeeva70 41-45, F 3 Responses Mar 16

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    March 16. Positive Energy. It's so easy to look around and notice what's wrong. It takes practice to see what's right. Many of us have lived around negativity for years. We've...
    zeeva70 zeeva70 41-45, F Mar 16

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    I want to write a novel my only problem is starting. It is hard for me to start because I know I will most likely give up later on in the book. Although I am the best at English, I...
    dylanneo98 dylanneo98 16-17, M 2 Responses Mar 16

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    I'm back in the dating world again after being with the same guy for 6 years. Now that I'm back I feel like as a bigger girl it's for sure harder to get dates or asked out. There...
    brittd90 brittd90 22-25, F 11 Responses Mar 16

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    I think you could split the people in to two groups those who like catcher in the rye and those who don't. I'm a massive fan of the book and it seems the people I get most along...
    Zaada Zaada 18-21, F Mar 17

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    We had been warned of severe gales with gusts exceeding 70 mph, and I knew this was going to be one of the best experiences of our lives. We had reached our favourite remote spot...
    susanhampshire susanhampshire 26-30, F 1 Response Mar 17

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    If you have so many friends that you can't realistically keep in touch with any or many...........don't add me If you like my avi but aren't going to see if you like anything else...
    heysho heysho 36-40, F 10 Responses Mar 17

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    Your personality type: "Good-natured Realist" Quiet, kind and conscientious. Can be depended on to follow through. Usually puts the needs of others above their own needs. Stable...
    J3nnyC J3nnyC 13-15, F Mar 17

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    Honestly, I'm a pessimist because I believe that it makes me more of a realistic person and I need help. I feel like nothing excites me and I'm falling into depression because I'm...
    nothingpersonalx nothingpersonalx 16-17, F 5 Responses Mar 19

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    I Love My Teacher - I've been trying to forget him, I really am. But I cannot. A week ago there was a fire experipent at school so we all had to go outside. I was standing outside...
    4wallflowers 4wallflowers 18-21, F 3 Responses Mar 19

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    Of all the mind types, yours is the most mellow. You tend to be in a meditative state most of the time. You don't try to think away your troubles. Your thoughts are realistic...
    lucyyinthesky lucyyinthesky 26-30, F Mar 19

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