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I Am An Optimist

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    I am not an optimist.

    . Not really. It's how I placate myself when anxiousness sets in. I have a fantastic ability to lie to myself, and erroneously call it optimism. Yet I retain a shred of reality amidst my lies. It's likely why I hold little faith in anything. Occasionally I do go out on a limb...
    ComptePrive ComptePrive 22-25, F Jul 20

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    I feel optimist when I feel loved,

    everything change in my way to see life and understanding. So it makes me realize that being Optimist it is a choice in my mind as it is a choice to be sad because the pessimism leads to that.
    mindinmoon mindinmoon 36-40, F 3 Responses Feb 13

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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 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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    Random Thought

    I strongly believe that positive attracts positive. Yes, I may be an optimist, but sometimes you just can't help thinking about the negative especially when everything seems to be going out the wrong way. In these cases, having optimistic friends would really help a lot. Being...
    zoiera zoiera 26-30, F May 1, 2013

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    Yep That's Me

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

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    Related Experiences

    If yallz are gonna bring me down or probe at my craziness bye but if you're optimistic add me pwease.(:😄😃😀😊☺️😜😝😛
    Tyelioo Tyelioo 13-15, F 1 Response Jul 5

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    If you want to sing out, sing out And if you want to be free, be free Cause there's a million things to be, you know that there are If you want to be me, be me If you want to...
    KylieLaine KylieLaine 18-21, F 2 Responses 5 days ago

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    I'm only posting this because I have nobody to talk to and I need to get this off my chest. I'm not really sure where to start.. Ever since I was young(6/7 years old) I was a...
    Rose2622 Rose2622 18-21, F 7 Responses 13 hrs ago

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    "If you are not Hopeful and Optimistic, then you just Give up. You have to take the long Hard Look and just Believe that if you are Consistent, you will Succeed" John Lewis
    moonstruck77 moonstruck77 46-50, F 13 hrs ago

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    I am a 17 year old guy. I'm a nerdy virgin loser no girl has ever liked me. I made my crush have an asthma attack because I asked her out and made her laugh so hard. I am at the...
    superabe11 superabe11 16-17, M 4 Responses Jun 30

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    I Love Somebody Who Has Bipolar Disorder Nineteen years ago - at about this time of the year - my brother made a suicide attempt. Thank all the gods, he had second thoughts and...
    SmartKat SmartKat 46-50, F 2 Responses Jul 1

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    When you wake up every day, you have two choices. You can either be positive or negative; an optimist or a pessimist. I choose to be an optimist. It's all a matter of perspective...
    lovingRIZA lovingRIZA 51-55, F Jul 3

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    HOW TO READ BOOKS. 'LIFE IS GOOD WITH BOOKS'. If you're reading a book so you're making your day perfect. Something I'm supposed to say is if you think reading is boring then you...
    cunny10 cunny10 16-17, F Jul 15

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    OPTIMIST - a person who travels on nothing from nowhere to happiness. - Mark Twain
    Muggsy3 Muggsy3 26-30, M 1 Response Jun 28

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    I am writing in the hopes that anyone reading this will not feel as alone. On tuesday 6/24/2014 I was arrested for an extreme DUI and a collision. I stayed up nearly the whole...
    RiseAbove222 RiseAbove222 22-25, F 3 Responses Jun 28

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    One of my co-workers was diagnosed with stage 4 pancreatic cancer. She went in to the doctor because she was having really bad stomach pains. They determined it was her gallbladder...
    PandorasDream PandorasDream 36-40, F Jun 28

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    So awhile back someone told me that I was the glass half empty kind of person. Well technically speaking that's just stupid. Whether the glass is half empty or half full, it...
    ChrisAJ1970 ChrisAJ1970 41-45, M 2 Responses Jun 28