Wednesday, February 28, 2007

Realistic, Optimistic, Pessimistic

I was going to say Realistic versus Optimistic versus Pessimistic but I think you can be Realistic and Optimistic and you can be Realistic and Pessimistic.

Why am I bringing this up? To be quite honest, I don't know. It has just been on my mind lately. Just some baggage and some current thinking and well just life in general.

I feel like I'm a very optimistic person... for the most part. I do think everyone can have a down in the dumps, mad at the world day, week or month BUT for the most part I try to see the good and try to have hope. I'm a glass is half full type of girlie!

But, I also think I'm realistic. I understand real life. Sometimes life is great. Sometimes life sucks. But, it is how you deal with life that matters. Am I right?

So I used to be married to a flat out pessimist. He could find very little good. But, he always said he was a realist, not pessimistic. Maybe but he still had a pessimistic side of realist.

Personally I think being a realistic, optimist is the best way to live. Not telling ya what to do out there but it just feels good!


Esmerelda said...

..too many 'ists'...

I am a wide-eyed optimist. But reality keeps poking me. Then the pessimist runs out.

TxGambit said...

Yeah I keep getting those reality pokes too.

Had a moment this morning where I felt reality come up and slap me. I dropped a few tears and moved on.

It happens, huh?!

g-man said...

Heh heh they said poke.

I think I look really hard for the good in reality, but expect the worst.

I used to be married to a bitch.

TxGambit said...


hee, hee.... Yeah I thought of that when I was typing my reply to Es. (poke)....

So if you expect the worst, I would say Pessimist. Yes?

g-man said...

Maybe an optimistic pessimist. Perhaps "expect" is the wrong word, I hope for, and look for the best in people/situations but am not surprised by the worst, cause really we all have the potential for the worst.

I really don't see myself as a pessimist. My vision of that would be negative all the time, and I see myself as positive most of the time. :)