I Try to Be Optimistic About My Life

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    I Try But It Doesn't Always Work

    I try to be optimistic about my life but it can be hard. I have this inbuilt pessimism which I'm always having to counteract. But I actually feel better when I think optimistically, things arent as bad as they seem, when you do that.
    IndigoPeachblossom IndigoPeachblossom
    36-40, F
    1 Response Apr 10, 2009

    "Girls are like apples on trees.

    The best ones are at the top of the tree. The boys don't want to reach for the good ones because they are afraid of falling and getting hurt. Instead, they just get the rotten apples from the ground that aren't as good, but easy. So the apples at the top think something is wrong...
    Christou97 Christou97
    18-21, F
    Jan 23, 2015

    "The contents of the glass don’t matter;

    what’s more important is to realize there’s a pitcher of water nearby. In other words, we have the capacity to refill the glass, or to change our outlook." -- Shawn AchorInstead of asking ourselves whether we see the glass as half-empty or half-full, what if we focus...
    sincerehuman sincerehuman
    26-30, F
    Jan 24, 2015

    It's a Catalyst

    Guess what? I was once one of the most pessimistic people you could've met... But after a lot of twists and turns in the rollercoaster that is my life, I was able to see things through rose-colored lenses... Well, it's hard sometimes, but as much as possible, I try to...
    mistyeyedlass mistyeyedlass
    18-21, F
    Apr 10, 2009

    I Can Change.

    I know I can.  I used to think I was stuck with my personality and my flaws, but that was just a pessimistic attitude that I no longer believe in.
    artax1 artax1
    26-30, M
    Jan 23, 2011
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