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!