At 1/14/12 06:27 PM, FairSquare wrote:
At 1/14/12 05:05 PM, Insanctuary wrote:
Then we have a different view on when someone is an optimist.
At 1/14/12 04:44 PM, FairSquare wrote:
I don't think it's as black and white as you sketch it. You really exaggerate.For me. Being optimistic is like sugar-coating the inevitable variables of life that will not cater to your needs. It's good to have a balance between both positive perception, and negative perception..
I like to see myself as a optimistic person, because i can see good things even though everything seems bad and terrible.
For me, being optimistic means just that. Not that you can't accept that there are bad things and that some things are just horrible, but being able to acknowledge that without staying bitter and sad for the rest of your life and to keep hope. Hope that there will be better times.
And what would life be without hope?
How can you stop something you don't see coming, because you are too busy listening to your happy music through your earphones, eh?
Like i said, you exaggerate optimism. You make it extreme. Just like you do with happiness in your other thread. There, you acted like a happy person is (just like you talk about optimistic persons) thinking about love, rainbows, sugar and sweetness 24/7. But it just isn't as black and white as that.
What? No. I'm saying in a general manner that optimism leads to a greater pessimism, and pessimism is a never ending hole.
How is it extreme, when I'm referring to those who try to map out this world as a positive place when it's both positive and negative?
Sugar-coated was just a metaphor.. .-.
I'm stating that it's unhealthy to create these mindsets when they are severely flawed and end up biting you in the ass when life bites you in the ass..
IMO, optimism and pessimism are escape-goats.
You do not make examples, you make excuses; you do not solve problems, you shift problems; you do not stand behind your statements, you stand behind your stasis.