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STEELER71 Posts: 7,978
6/11/13 7:57 A


SUZIEQUE77 SparkPoints: (9,260)
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6/11/13 7:55 A

I consider myself optimistic most of the time and in fact I cannot stand to surround myself by pessimistic people.

But as others mentioned here, I am also realistic. I don't try for "impossible" goals or expect something that I know is unlikely. When it comes to something like my sister who currently has cancer, I try to remain optimistic but I am also realistic and it is scary, and there is nothing I can do to avoid that.

There are some things in life we have control over, and some things that we don't.

I try to recognize areas where I can have some control and take actions to make something better. I cannot stand it when people wallow in self-pity and don't seem to realize the only one who can change their negative situations is themselves. I lose sympathy after awhile for people who do nothing but complain about how horrible their lives are, when the way I see it, they are doing nothing to change those circumstances other than complain and try to garner sympathy.

HICKORYRN Posts: 277
6/11/13 7:55 A


Time passes either way! I choose to look back one day and be happy I took charge of my mouth instead of looking in the mirror and wishing I had!
SIRENSONGS SparkPoints: (57,040)
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6/11/13 7:54 A

I'm mostly a pessimist.

MATTHEW0498 SparkPoints: (32,853)
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6/11/13 7:53 A

I like Bluenose63's's pretty right on for me too!

BLUENOSE63 SparkPoints: (107,996)
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6/11/13 7:38 A

Optimistic with a healthy dash of Realism thrown in!

THROOPER62 Posts: 21,256
6/11/13 4:54 A


TCANNO SparkPoints: (163,129)
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6/11/13 4:17 A

Well a bit of both really

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EOWYN2424 Posts: 6,526
6/11/13 2:53 A

RUBENB2003 Posts: 13,156
6/11/13 12:26 A


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6/11/13 12:23 A


LEANGIRL22 SparkPoints: (18,291)
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6/11/13 12:17 A

ever the optimist!

"If you want to know your future look at your present actions."
Japanese Proverb
FENWAYGIRL18 Posts: 5,866
6/10/13 11:57 P


Starting to like the new me!
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BERRY4 SparkPoints: (174,668)
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6/10/13 11:52 P

pessimistic (dh & I consider it "realistic")

"We would accomplish many more things if we did not think of them as impossible."
~C. Malesherbes~

"Your mind will be like its habitual thoughts; for the soul becomes dyed with the color of its thoughts."
Marcus Aurelius (121-180 AD)

KKLENNERT809 Posts: 9,046
6/10/13 11:48 P


I did my best today, tomorrow I will do even better.
ROSEPHOENIX1359 SparkPoints: (4,981)
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6/10/13 11:26 P

Realistic borderline Optimistic occasional pessimistic! emoticon

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If it becomes empty simply fill it half way thus the glass will be half full!" Myself
JO88BAKO SparkPoints: (221,666)
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6/10/13 10:00 P

my glass is always half full

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SHERRIE59 SparkPoints: (54,044)
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6/10/13 9:13 P

To maintain my sanity, I am REALISTIC. I don't want to place myself to be disappointed or get downtrodden unnecessarily.

J2740LOU SparkPoints: (246,238)
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6/10/13 8:03 P

I am an Optimist.

6/10/13 7:22 P

I have always been an eternal optimist, which has carried me through some pretty rough times!

"We are all here to bring out the God colors in the world."
SHERYLDS Posts: 13,326
6/10/13 6:31 P

the more I find ways to be proactive and work towards making little things in my life better...the more in control I feel, the more empowered...and the more optimistic.

I tend to be a little pessimistic about the things I have no control over....
or maybe I don't try to do anything about them because I feel pessimistic about them

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6/10/13 5:47 P


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6/10/13 4:41 P

Since I had my attitude adjustment back in 94 when I quit smoking and started exercising I have been Optimistic. I have had my run ins with some pessimistic that failed to derail me. The future always looks brighter There are doors that lead to success that many people fail to open. The Goodness of Humanity outweighs the evil which tries to destroy. The best is yet to be.

Life has many doors that lead to SUCCESS that many people fail to open
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