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I Am a Realist

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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 emotions.  There are times in life when it really sucks and there are times when it is wonderful.  I try to keep a positive...
    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 perspective & u don't lie 2 urself. So when asked anything you'll find my reply, answers or responses all coming from a real...
    Cmfg Cmfg 51-55, F Apr 19, 2013

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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 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

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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 and keep it 100! What I say or do in this so called free world, I do it with passion and love, that's right ladies, LOVE...
    JimMorrisonRocks JimMorrisonRocks 26-30, M Mar 27, 2012

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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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    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 don't prepare for the worst to happen, it will....murphy's law...right? I think I am right about this, so I wish...
    simplyme simplyme 21-25, F 3 Responses Feb 19, 2007

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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

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    Yah

    For the most part I am. Life makes you have no other choice. Idealism is nice and sometimes I wish I could be but reality keeps making itself obvious.
    ollifer ollifer 31-35, F Jul 16, 2010

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    Being a realist and an escapist simultaneously

    makes for a pretty miserable life. I realize that dreams aren't to be chased but then I wander off and make a fantasy world in my head.
    LordSphinx LordSphinx 13-15 May 13

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    I Do Believe I Am.

    Well I really do think I'm one. I always tend to see things as they are and not what I would want them to be. I tend to look at the outcomes of things pretty straight forward. People bug me thinking that I'm negative but I really think I just see the most logical outcome or...
    deleted deleted 26-30 Jun 8, 2013

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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 relate and cope is a good feeling.  
    retiredfather retiredfather 61-65, M 4 Responses Jan 13, 2009

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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 remain a realist. those who give in to religeon or that vague demantality called "spirituality" are the real...
    pavedshoulder pavedshoulder 61-65 May 26, 2008

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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 you, yourself, are in fact a "realist", you probably know what I mean. It's annoying, right?  I know. :/ ~ Thanks for the read! Until next time
    SunFlowerSunrise SunFlowerSunrise 18-21, F May 3, 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 is untenable and when I can and should commit resources, time and energy to cause.  I have a few favorite movies...
    loopnscc loopnscc 46-50, M Dec 22, 2011

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    Cthr33po Cthr33po 22-25, M Feb 16

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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 the smiley, "good day" type person. I try to be aware even if I'm not involved. I'm a realist who still believes in the...
    LovelessDeluxe LovelessDeluxe 22-25 1 Response Feb 13, 2011

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    The Whole Glass

    I don't see the glass half-full or half-empty. I guess when it comes to life, either of them would be wrong. I see a glass. That's it. Gotta take 'em both together.Life - as far as I know - isn't all smiles and pink and great memories and accomplishments, but it's not all hurt...
    deleted deleted 26-30 Oct 8, 2013

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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 future and humans as a species but a part of me has always had hope for people and always will. I have seen people do...
    fae430 fae430 22-25 1 Response Jul 3, 2012

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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

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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

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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

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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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    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 ( Like anyone can define that!). But, I'm tempered by the hope that maybe it won't be quite so bad. So, I'm a realist. Anything...
    Socklord Socklord 31-35, M 2 Responses Nov 26, 2008

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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

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    The only thing in this world

    that I can control, is myself. Most of the time.
    debbiedee623 debbiedee623 51-55, F 1 Response 4 hrs ago

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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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    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 meaningless in my eyes. Simply to the fact that I can't change a person. They have to change themselves. Enough said. I know I might come off of...
    LightlySaltedSalmon LightlySaltedSalmon 18-21, F Jun 14, 2013

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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 will happen in my life... but realness counts for so much - nothing in life is perfect... nothing in life is gonna be a perfect show of what...
    czaristacrystals czaristacrystals 36-40, F Jun 25, 2011

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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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    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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    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 and come up with a few solutions and then pick the best and cheapest and get it done.  Good for work, sometimes bad for your personal...
    loopnscc loopnscc 46-50, M Jan 5, 2009

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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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    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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