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I Am An Optimist

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    Pickle Suckers Will Never Make It Better

    "No misfortune is so bad that whining about it won't make it worse" - Jeffrey R. Holland The world is full a problems, very big and very nasty problems but only the optimists can make it a better place.  I'm a realist, I accept and embrace reality but I have a...
    DesertTruth DesertTruth 26-30, M 2 Responses Aug 27, 2007

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    It's the only way to live!

    What is the point of being negative?   All it does is buy you more negativity.   Being upbeat and positive generates good vibes in all those around you--even if they are small, it's something.   Bad things happen to us all, so what, that's nothing...
    deleted deleted 26-30 3 Responses Apr 6, 2008

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    Beautiful things happen in your life

    when you separate yourself from negativity. If you had a friend that spoke to you the same way you speak to yourself sometimes, how long would you allow that person to be your friend?
    rchkb rchkb 31-35, M 1 Response Oct 27, 2014

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    I am optimistic that my son will be able to

    explain to me why he took money out of my wallet this evening without asking. Because if he can't I just don't know what to do with him.
    wackygramps wackygramps 41-45, M 1 Response Jun 12

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    A guarded optimist that is.

    The glass is 1/4 full.
    deleted deleted 26-30 4 Responses Jun 20

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    I get negative every

    so often but I just cannot stay that way for very long. The future is filled with new opportunities...if they aren't exactly what you are hoping for they will still lead you down the path toward the future.
    TKD1 TKD1 46-50, F 1 Response Mar 31, 2014

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    I Know of No Other Way to Be

    Some ideas that keep me believing there is no other way. ~~~ Lucille Ball One of the things I learned the hard way was that it doesn't pay to get discouraged. Keeping busy and making optimism a way of life can restore your faith in yourself. Kahlil Gibran The optimist sees...
    Josie06 Josie06 56-60, F 4 Responses Oct 16, 2008

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    Optomism Can Change the World

    Ever hear the saying that a smile goes a long way? or that you can make a big difference doing something very small? Well, I've had an expiraince like that to share. I'm generally an optomistic, outgoing, stand up for the little guy, kinda person. In middle school one time, there...
    Pheonix Pheonix 18-21, F 5 Responses Mar 15, 2007

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    cashetty69 cashetty69 51-55, M Aug 23

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    Fingers Crossed...................

    We..(England) need a win tonight...so I don't care what you were planning on doing....at 8.45 CET (Central European Time) you are all going to send positive vibes to the England Football team..Grizz, my Euro 2012 "expert" has predicted a 3 - 1 win to England...since he is on a...
    sparklingdiamonds sparklingdiamonds 31-35, F 5 Responses Jun 15, 2012

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    My Walk Into The Sun

    Day 1: I wake up at the sound of my alarm,I reach out to press the snooze button but the phone slips and falls down.****! That's how my day started.I drag my bottom to the bathroom and wash my face.As I look in the mirror I realize I have a new pimple on my not so pretty face.I...
    deleted deleted 26-30 Apr 8, 2012

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    even those who are gone are with us

    as we go on, we are ONE FAMILY on planet earth :)
    LittleCreates LittleCreates 22-25, M 1 Response Oct 14, 2014

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    It's Not Always Easy

    I haven't always been, I used to be more of a pessimist, and then I was more of a realist. But, then I wasn't really happy, I was actually really miserable. So I made it a point to try to look at things from a different perspective, so far it's worked. I am happier and I feel...
    DelightfulBabe08 DelightfulBabe08 26-30 9 Responses Sep 22, 2008

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    Happiness Is Right Around That Corner!

    I don't know why I am an optimist, its not like I haven't been through some crappy stuff in my life, trust me, I have. Just because one endures some hardship doesn't mean that they have to have a crappy outlook on life. I may not be in the best of moods all the time but it is...
    daydreamer101 daydreamer101 36-40, F 2 Responses Feb 25, 2007

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    Today i m feeling deeply depressed.

    ....my father and other family called me a looser.....although u all even dont know that i have struggled hard for my studies ....even stood late night regularly in last 4 years but......
    awlaa awlaa 16-17, M 1 Response Aug 23

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    Imagine all the people.

    .. Living life in peace... You. May say I'm a dreamer, but I'm not the only one. I hope some day you'll join us & the world will live as one.
    Spidey0 Spidey0 26-30, M Aug 23

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    cashetty69 cashetty69 51-55, M Aug 23

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    ,,Have you got any spare vacancies next week

    please. my eyes are getting really bad.
    No4skin49 No4skin49 56-60, M 3 days ago

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    I really am an optimist.

    ...but what the heck is going on in the world!!....we need a reality check!!!
    magnumbunny magnumbunny 36-40, M 1 Response Feb 17

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    Heh, people usually find my optimism

    and cheerfulness shocking. Especially those who know about my home life and such. D: I heard/know of people with similar backgrounds who are either so depressed, angry, mean, and pessimistic and I'm over hear happy, friendly, and optimistic. I honestly don't know why, I guess I...
    Knixveus5 Knixveus5 18-21, M 1 Response Dec 10, 2014

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    Be Who You Destined to Be!!!!!!!

    Hi everyone......optimism is my middle name from a young age already..i indulge in smiling,laughing and i see the sunshine in all the dark spheres of lifes gaury corners.You see my philosophy is you can never cry over something or someone that cannot or who point blanks refuse...
    RUTHLESS2 RUTHLESS2 22-25 3 Responses Aug 25, 2008

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    But it doesn't take a rocket scientist to

    figure out that I haven't reached the tallest hump on this roller coaster. Don't mind me as I climb up into your cart.
    deleted deleted 26-30 2 Responses Nov 11, 2014

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    I try to be happy not

    because everything is good, but because you can see the good side of everything.
    cat20079 cat20079 36-40, M 2 Responses Feb 25

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    Sometimes I'd be doing something simple like

    lying in bed or getting food from the fridge, and I'd suddenly have a huge appreciation for life.
    almaera almaera 18-21, F Jul 4, 2014

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    Silver Lining to Every Cloud.

    No-one has ever said so, but I think my friends may often get annoyed with the fact that I try to put a positive spin on everything, especially when it's their misfortunes. Its not that i'm unsypathetic. I do sympathise, but then rather than encourage them to be miserable by...
    BlueJan BlueJan 18-21, F 2 Responses Jul 21, 2008

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    Regardless of economic downturn,

    if we live according to principles that help construct and build goodness in society, prosperity shall rise and loving kindness will overflow one's soul
    otterrock otterrock 22-25, M Mar 2, 2014

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    Eric Sevareid once wrote: “I'm sort of a

    pessimist about tomorrow and an optimist about the day after tomorrow.” It's a brilliant sentiment; I say "ditto".
    kaltstellen kaltstellen 51-55, M Mar 11, 2014

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    I'm block happy.. My happiness in blocking is

    as follows: If you have a rude, condescending, vile, abusive and gross mind and post things as such.. Then I will be happy to block you. Also if someone is dense or annoying eg: posting redundant moronic questions.. They will also join my list.. Included but not limited to...
    PastelLime PastelLime 31-35 3 days ago

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    Do You Want To Now?

     If you really want to know what optimism means then read the Double Amputee stories here....Our optimism is nothing compared to theirs!Also our troubles are nothing compared to theirs! I would say they are the supreme form of mankind!
    maskedmenace maskedmenace 22-25, M 3 Responses Oct 12, 2009

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    The Optimist Creed

    The following version, without the title "The Optimist Creed," is quoted from Science of Mind 71 (June 1998): 50. Promise Yourself To be so strong that nothing can disturb your peace of mind. To talk health, happiness, and prosperity to every person you meet. To...
    RavenLee RavenLee 46-50, F 5 Responses Aug 5, 2008

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    loonylynx loonylynx 13-15, F Sep 15, 2014

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    I am Walking on water.

    In the bible in Matthew 14: 29 & 30 Peter was walking on water. I am in a difficult situation in my life. I have a great opposition I must face. I have to walk on water too. It takes faith to do this. I mention earlier Now Faith! Is the substance of things hoped for. It takes...
    Babeondwy Babeondwy 41-45, F 3 Responses Dec 5, 2013

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    You better believe it!

    There is much more to this life than what people perceive it to be.
    Flowerpower5678 Flowerpower5678 18-21, F 1 Response Jun 15

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    I hope for good in my life

    and every others life. See the bright side of things! You'll enjoy life.
    111rosy560 111rosy560 13-15, F 1 day ago

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    Life was never easy for me.

    Born in a middle class orthodox family environment. I tried and tried harder to achieve my dreams although my parents never supported me. The only thing they supported is by giving me food,clothing,shelter and education. Mentally and emotionally I was alone. I always tend to...
    LOACoach2015 LOACoach2015 26-30, F 1 Response Jun 2, 2014

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    Because people don't necessarily want to be

    happy, they want to be agreed with. I was watching the televangelist Joyce Meyer with my girlfriend a few weeks ago when she said something to that effect. And it's totally true. People don't like you killing their bad mood anymore than they like you killing their good mood...
    ArtieParty39 ArtieParty39 16-17, M Aug 19

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    Yep That's Me

    Because the opposite is so depressing!!
    loopnscc loopnscc 46-50, M 1 Response Nov 18, 2011

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    Cynicism doesn't allow us to make drastic

    changes in our understanding of the world. It also forces us to feel that we are always right. That's why I'm an optimist :)
    DemonicallyPossessed DemonicallyPossessed 16-17, M Dec 28, 2013

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    Looking For The Rainbows

    Are you a person that walks in the rain or do you choose to run inside and hide from it?  I am a person that chooses to celebrate the rain.  Where someone may only see cold and dreary, I see warmth and cleansing.  When others only see the darkness of night I am focusing on the...
    fungirlmmm fungirlmmm 41-45, F 1 Response Mar 7, 2011

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    Optimists believe that their own actions result

    in positive things happening, that they are responsible for their own happiness, and that they can expect more good things to happen in the future. Optimists don’t blame themselves when bad things happen. They view bad events as results of something outside of themselves. I...
    deleted deleted 26-30 2 Responses Jun 12

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    Everywhere I go people say I'm perfect… it's

    crazy the way we all see things differently! I'm human like everyone else. I'm not afraid to say how I feel (respectfully) and do what I want. I just want to be happy and I want the people around me to be happy too. I've never asked anyone why they think I'm perfect. I don't...
    Smiling4Me Smiling4Me 18-21, F Mar 1, 2014

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    I Can't Afford to Not Be Optimistic - Too Expensive

    It is the only way to true anarchy. I do not consider myself to be overly-optimistic. I am not always reckless. Some people would say, actually, that I could afford to be more optimistic. I have toyed with joining the optimistic realist category, but I just don't see the point...
    deleted deleted 26-30 3 Responses Dec 12, 2007

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    Don't Worry About Me !

    You shout it out ,              But I can't hear a word you say I'm criticized but all your bullets ricochet You shoot me down, but I get up  I'm bulletproof, nothing to lose Fire away Fire away ......Ricochet, you take aim....Fire away, Fire away...You shoot me...
    magnumbunny magnumbunny 36-40, M Oct 10, 2013

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    i like to think i am anyway.

    my mum once said this to me "winnie the pooh and piglet were walking through the 100 acre woods. then piglet said to pooh 'pooh what if one of those trees was to fall? it could squash us aren't you worried they might fall?' pooh thought about it for a little while and then...
    varjakpaw varjakpaw 18-21, F Aug 20, 2014

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    I was in a very reminiscent mood today,

    I was going over all those elements,those people who really had an influence on who I am and how I live. My philosophy ,such as it is and what i really believe and stand for. Very corny,I admit..tough. :P Tomorrow is Mother Day,and if I'm still enrolled in this site I will...
    mailcall mailcall 36-40, F 2 Responses May 10

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    I am a optimist. Sure a optimist with

    depression issues and suicidal tendencies but a optimist all the same
    JackisMe JackisMe 41-45, M Nov 14, 2014

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