Do you see things in a good or bad light?

November 24, 2010 12:25pm CST
I like to think Im pretty optimistic, however I keep coming across people who always see the worst in everything no matter what it is. For example, the other day we found out when Prince William will be getting married, now although I like some of the Royals I won't be spending that day sat in my house watching it on Tv, but then we found out that it will be a national holiday, which means day off work!! Woo hoo! So I mentioned this to my colleague, who promptly turned around and said, "well everywhere will be really busy so Id prefer to be in work". I tried convincing her that a day off work is a good thing, even if you are just taking advantage of not having to get up early in the morning, but she just kept saying that it will be too busy out and all the pubs will probably be full, anyway I reminded her that she had about 5 months to decide what she wanted to do on that day and she felt a bit better when she realised how far away it was. So anyway, I thought most people would see that as a good thing but was obviously wrong, so how do you see things, are you a glass half full person or a glass half empty person?
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@terryt52 (245)
• United States
24 Nov 10
I have had many up and downs in my life. I always try to see the good in everything and who does not like a day off from work no matter what the day off is for. I think that if you think positive thoughts it makes you a lot happier not that all can be happy thoughts but I try and make the best out of all. Happy thanksgiving
@2004cqui (2823)
• United States
24 Nov 10
What a great discussion! I am not thankful for my two strokes of late. I am thankful for the strength I've had to overcome them!
25 Nov 10
Glad to find others who try to see the good in everything! Thank you!
• Canada
24 Nov 10
I try to always see the positive in things. Although sometimes it takes a conscious effort to do so. I'm a firm believer that you will always see the positive in any situation (good or bad) if you just look. Sometimes, if it's a bad situation, you may have to look really hard, or wait for the positive to come about, but the positive will always be there. For example: I contracted the flesh-eating disease two years ago. Almost lost my hand, and still wound up with a minor disability in my writing hand. Can no longer work in the industry I've been working for 15 years (my entire adult life), and because of that have been out of work for most of that two years, trying to recover. Bad situation, eh? Or the positive in the situation: I was in a rut. And needed to get out of the industry into something new. But the familiar is always the most comfortable. And so I stayed in my rut. Now this whole situation has forced me out of my comfort-zone and forced me to look at other possibilities. It's not going to be an over-night thing, but I will be going back to school to be certified in my favorite hobby: web design. Once certified, I begin the process of doing what nearly everyone wishes they could do: work from home. Living in Canada, I can make a website for someone in Japan, from the comfort of my own home. So ya, my situation really stinks at the moment. But looking on the bright side, the future can look pretty bright. And I believe anyone can find the positive in even the worst of situations. There is always something positive. Maybe small, maybe hard to find, but it's there. And if you don't try to find it, then you'll just spiral down into a black pit of despair, and make your life even worse. Until eventually you have nothing left, and the positive is going to be so minuscule, that maybe you'll never find it.
25 Nov 10
Wow, Im really impressed that you have turned this around while most people would just dwell on what happened. I hope things look up for you and Im sure they will with your positive attitude!
@puccagirl (7316)
• Israel
24 Nov 10
I think I am naturally a rather suspicious person, so I guess I am closer to pessimistic than optimistic, but I actually try really hard to be more optimistic since I think it makes life more fun and me happier. I can't say that I always succeed, but at least I try!
25 Nov 10
Well at least your trying! Im a bit suspicious at times however tend to be more optimistic!
• Philippines
24 Nov 10
I've always been a glass half full person,) My mother raised me to be one, and even if I'm in a really awful situation I always think to myself that it had a reason for happening, or it could be worse... I think its better to be positive so our live's would be enjoyable and happy...
25 Nov 10
I agree with you, it just drives me nuts when people always see the bad side of everything! Thank you!