Is your glass half-empty or half-full? Are you optimistic or pessimistic?

United States
January 5, 2007 5:04pm CST
Is your glass half-empty or half-full? Are you optimistic or pessimistic? I tend to have my glass half-full and am optimistic. Sometimes I get upset about something, but I always try to remind myself how good my life is and how many others may not have it as well. It drives me nuts when people are so negative. I try not to be around negative people too much.
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• United States
25 Jan 07
You look like an optimistic person...bright and happy. Thats good! I try to be but sometimes just get bogged down by life. I don't want to be negative and am aware of when I am. My husband has told me I'm pessimistic and I hate to hear that. Like I say, I just get bogged down too easily. I also try not to worry about things and make something big out of little things because I had a close family memeber that was like that ALL the time. It was hard to be around. I know that the people you spend time with makes a big impact on how your own attitude is going to be.
• India
11 Jan 07
Firstly my glass is full because I never want to keep negative thoughts in my mind ,One negative thought can hinder your growth process, so always have positive thoughts.Success and Failures are the part of life but why to become pessimistic.Success is never ending ,failure is never final ,do your work dont bother for the results.
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5 Jan 07
ermm. i have no idea but my glass is broke ?? darnn!!!
• United States
18 Jan 07
maybe you should fix it then. Humm.... a broken glass. I'm not sure what that means.
@lynnes75 (443)
• Malaysia
17 Oct 12
I am an optimist. Worrying never does any good except to double or triple your problems. It just adds the extra stress to an already stressful situation as well. Being optimistic is not denying or ignoring the problem; it's choosing to have a light spirit and find hope in a dark situation.
@Mayuko (1272)
• United States
26 Sep 11
I vary between optimism and pessimism. I think of myself as more of a realist. I'm not going to be 100% optimistic and think everything will be perfect if it doesn't seem like it will be. But I find pessimism to be easier because I don't get disappointed if things don't work out because I never expected it to anyway.
@Eskimo (2317)
28 Jan 07
Yes it is, depends on the mood I'm in whether it is half full or half empty, I would describe myself as an optimistic pessimist (or is it the other way round? can never remember which). I usually find that just when life is getting really good, it turns round and bites you on the posterior. I work with some very negative people and its POSITIVELY driving me crazy.
@defeated (141)
• United States
28 Jan 07
I'd say 99% of the time I am an optimist....life is too short and precious to go around being down. Do have to admit tho when I was younger, I was a total pessimist - could find the dark side of a rainbow lol. As they say, with age comes wisdom.
@lilaclady (28240)
• Australia
5 Jan 07
These days I would say I am an optimist but in the past maybe I wasn't only because I wasn't sure of myself, now I am more confident.
@neilf49 (810)
5 Jan 07
I am usually very optimistic, so my glass is always half full, except when I'm being oportunistic and see it as an opportunity to quench my thirst.
5 Jan 07
I am totally optimistic. The world can be crashing down around me and I see the positive in the situation. I always think everything will turn out for the best.
@smuggeridge (2157)
5 Jan 07
i'm positive as much as possible but its not always possible i ocassionally get down but then i just go and get myself another pint and the glass is full again