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I Am An Optimist

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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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    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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    Being Optimistic

     There is no point in anger or hatred. After all, it only hurts, and what does that help? Nothing. Nothing at all. However, optimistic people (such as me) see life how it truly should be seen: without all the negatives and with the positives. It is the greatest possible...
    Yupps Yupps 13-15, M Feb 24, 2009

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    Optimism

    I somehow am able to find the good in the bad in nearly any situation. When people need to be cheered up, they always seem to come to me, because no matter how bad their situation is, I tend to be able to make them smile. Its not hard to find the light in the dark if you just...
    PoeticRejection PoeticRejection 22-25, F 8 Responses Jun 14, 2007

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    Think Positive

    Life has all its ups and downs. One has to stay positive and hopeful, you cannot thrive in despair. I am a guy who loves thinking sunshine. I am hopeful and I believe in a better tomorrow.
    deleted deleted 26-30 Nov 8, 2013

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    Feeling Down But Optimistic

    I lost my job and having a hard time finding a new one. I have a graduate degree but even still things are tough. I get very depressed at times and find myself alone with my thoughts. No one understands! One thing I have learned in life is that life is nothing more than a...
    djmc djmc 36-40, M Sep 27, 2013

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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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    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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    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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    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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    Very Much So

    My whole life so far has given me reasons for optimism. Although I'm "only" 22, I've seen my life steadily improving since my teen years. I barely remember the tense, dark, depressed person I once used to be.... The memories of those years are filled with a tremendous amount of...
    HereticSafiya HereticSafiya 22-25, F Jan 3, 2011

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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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    Boyfriend-Free Home-Holiday Or, Envy Vs. Jealousy

    My Man-Friend, we’ll call him Greg, is going to Montreal this weekend. I’m sad about it, but my sadness stems mostly from envy. Or jealousy. There is a difference between the two but I’m not sure which is which. Okay, I’m envious, because he has something that I want. I...
    tuesdaymarie tuesdaymarie 22-25 Jun 19, 2012

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    You may have had a negative past

    but that doesn't mean you have to have a negative future. Leave it behind and stay positive. A positive mind will give you a positive life. "Having a soft heart in a cruel world is courage, not weakness." -the optimums revolution
    haayk haayk 18-21, F 6 days ago

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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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    I Always See The Light

    It does not matter how hard my situations in life has been I always come back to optimist. I always seem to see the light at the end of the tunnel. On my way on this vacation. I had to go through this tunnel near the long bridge. My situations has been like that long dark. You...
    Babeondwy Babeondwy 41-45, F 1 Response Apr 5, 2013

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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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    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

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    Trying To Spread A Little Joy

    Every time I get on facebook I can't help but notice all the negativity! It's almost overwhelming for me. I feel like there aren't enough pages focusing on the positivity and beauty surrounding us in our every day life that aren't specifically focused on a particular religious...
    OliviaSaunders OliviaSaunders 22-25, F 2 Responses Sep 19, 2013

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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

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    The Thing About Optimism :)

    if u say it doesnt work and havent tried it, then how would you know? if u have tried it and gave up cuz it didnt work, then u simply didnt try long enough for what you were optimistic about to happen so it never happend because you gave up, and if you tried it till the very end...
    deleted deleted 26-30 May 10, 2011

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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

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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

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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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    Nurturing the Wellspring of Hope

    The early phases of my young adulthood saw a sharp rise in my sense of optimism. At first, it sprang from a boundless sense of idealism, unfettered by the burns of sustained exposure that leave so many jaded. In the years since, that spring has required ever more pressure to...
    effervescence effervescence 26-30, M Jul 10, 2013

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    What I Found About Optimism

    Sometimes negative thoughts aren't just there because they just want to be there, because we built them up but in the end we're actually happy.Sometimes negative thoughts have a source; some negative event on our lives that if we aren't still living then it is somehow stuck in...
    rachelness rachelness 18-21, F Apr 13, 2012

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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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    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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    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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    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...
    TrueLoverN TrueLoverN 26-30, F 1 Response Jun 2

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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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    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

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    loonylynx loonylynx 13-15, F 6 days ago

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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

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    You Betcha

    I'm definitely an optimist. Sure I have my down times, like everyone, I have my moments, but I get over them and I move on and I'm always looking for the better end. I have huge amounts of hope and faith, these two attributes I think make it easier for me to find the bright spot...
    ShrubberySoup ShrubberySoup 26-30, F 1 Response Jul 7, 2009

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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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    Life Is Too Short For Negativity

    Do you ever wake up with a smile on your face?? I do most days. If I ever wake up on the wrong side of the bed, I roll over and get out on the other side. I believe there is a better side to almost everything, and if you care to look you will find beauty there too. It's easy to...
    deleted deleted 26-30 Mar 26, 2012

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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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    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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    I Trust God all the time!

    I am smiling! I am in the mist of a storm in my life. I feel good. I feel assured. I really have something going on that the devil says, I should be worried!" Lair! I am not! worried I am so serious. I am healed by The Stripes of Jesus. Physically, mentally, spiritually...
    Babeondwy Babeondwy 41-45, F Dec 4, 2013

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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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    Never Was Before.

    I used to be one of the worst pessimists one could meet. In school I was a worrier and the whole world was going to end on a daily basis. Something changed when I hit college though and I'm not quite sure what even now. Today I'm a second year pharmacology student and loving it...
    meh0706 meh0706 18-21 1 Response Nov 11, 2010

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    Related Experiences

    I wish I could feel bright about the future. I wish I felt like good things are going to happen to me. After so many years of so much pain though, all I know is pessimism. I feel...
    WinterIncandescence WinterIncandescence 16-17, F Sep 5

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    I'm disappointed about an opportunity that I'll be missing out on today. A chance to meet someone new, hang out, and have a good time. I don't get out and I don't socialize much...
    MasqueradeWaltz MasqueradeWaltz 22-25, F Sep 2

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    I try not to worry about the present and focus on the future
    Disqualify Disqualify 13-15, M Sep 10

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    Live your life with arms wide open! The rest is still unwritten! I absolutely LOVE this!!! Life is an exciting journey that is full of every emotion, but it's a beautiful...
    mistletoe41 mistletoe41 41-45, F 1 Response Sep 12

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    I love people who are open-minded. People who can just talk about anything and everything. (:
    haayk haayk 18-21, F 1 Response 6 days ago

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    :) positive mindset positive result
    lovinicole lovinicole 22-25, F 6 days ago

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    Still in school, feeling stuck. This feeling is old now, its been a part of me for so long. A new feeling has come around though. Lately I've felt disconnected from everyone, like...
    John992 John992 22-25, M 2 hrs ago

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    I think that the fact you monitor this forum. Means you are forward thinking and also optimistic. What are the chance someones going to post? Now. None. This forum is a giant hole...
    RichardIsaFFFFaggot RichardIsaFFFFaggot 70+, F 1 Response 2 hrs ago

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    I'm not always a misanthrope. Maybe it's just me but I get tired of arguing with people over the most blatantly obvious points. Other humans seem to have no idea that they are...
    GaryChildress GaryChildress 36-40, M Aug 21

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    I wonder which is worse, optimistic people or pessimistic? I'd say optimistic people. They tell you how great their life is, and how wonderful life is, yet they make you feel as...
    NatashaRose NatashaRose 18-21, F 6 Responses Aug 22

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