Optimist sees the rose, Pessimist sees the thorn..

Thiruvananthapuram, India
April 17, 2007 7:23am CST
there is nothing good or bad,but thinking makes it so . Life -it is a blend of both good and the evil.It depends on how you look at it . Nothing is either good or bad. A healthy attitude to life - a life better ahead.
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• United States
17 Apr 07
I got this one and i dissagree some things are deffinatly evil no matter how you may percieve them .Take for instance the recent killings in virginia tell me some good about that?
• United States
17 Apr 07
well you cant really say it was good things but it opened the eyes of the people there. it brought people together that usally dont give the other person a glance. it is sad what happened i agree. it happens to often now days. alot of times it happens and doesnt make the news. not to that degree but still a shooting in a school is bad. its like 9/11 was bad yes but look at the peopel it brought together as well. it restored alot of peoples williness to give and help and think about others not just them selves. its sad when it takes somthing like that to bring people together.
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@samson1967 (7422)
• India
17 Apr 07
I see the rose as well as thorn, who Iam? optimist or pessimist ?
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@maryannemax (12170)
• Sweden
17 Apr 07
maybe you are jsut a mixture of both. there are lots of people like you. who says they are just somewhere in the middle.
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@maryannemax (12170)
• Sweden
17 Apr 07
these days, there are most pessimist people around than optimists. pessimists always stress out on the negative things even without balancing everything. they seem to ignore the good side of life. and i hate those people. people who neglect the beautiful side of life. i am a pessimist. that no matter how hard life seems to be for me, i still look at the brighter side of life. i don't live in a fantasy world. but i always try to handle things better. i cry if i must but i won't let my emotions bring me down. when i commit mistakes, i find out where i went wrong and try to make things right. i hope people will help each other up rather than see everything in negatives.
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@Mitraa (3188)
• India
18 Apr 07
Yes, that is the difference between positive attitude and negative attitude towards life. It varies from person to person. A positive person finds prosperity in adversity, where as a negetive person finds always adversity all around. It is this attitude that makes the difference in various achievements among persons always and everywhere. Also, it has been well said, "If you think that you can do, then you can. But if you think that you can not do then also you are right!" So importance of positive attitude for success is obvious and cent percent. Thanks.
@susieq223 (3742)
• United States
18 Apr 07
Negative attitudes are the most unhealthy things in life. Better to see the glass half full than half empty.
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• United States
17 Apr 07
i am the one tht is on the fence. i like to look at the roses but yet i can see the thorns as well. i try to hope for the best prepare for the worst though. i look at things in both directions at the same time and just get ready. if you think life is all roses you are living in a dream world and wil be hurt alot. but if you live looking at the thorns all teh time you will never make dreams come true. you have to be on the fence but i do know people that are one or the other.
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@Lydia1901 (16354)
• United States
24 Apr 07
I so agree with your statement and I think that is how life is as well. I think more people should be optimist because pessimists bring the world down with them.