Are u an optimist or pesimest?

@halynn (1809)
United States
January 26, 2009 9:34pm CST
i have to admit that i tend to be a pesimest. i don't know why but i always wonder what kind of bad thing is going to happen next. I've been trying to work on this for a long time. I am more optimistic than i used to be but i've really had to work on it. What about u?
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@walijo2008 (4646)
• United States
27 Jan 09
I try to be more optimistic everyday, there are times when I can be a pessimist, sometimes my husband will ask me why I'm so negative about things, then I know I need to start changing the way I'm thinking and be more optimistic.
@halynn (1809)
• United States
27 Jan 09
I know what you mean walijo. thanks!
@singlemommy (2952)
• United States
27 Jan 09
I think I'm more of a pessimistic person. In fact, year's resolution was to not think that anything good was going to happen to me in 2009. That way if nothing good happened then I wouldn't be disappointed and if something good did happen then I would be surprised. I think everyone would rather be surprised as to be disappointed.
@halynn (1809)
• United States
27 Jan 09
Thats a very good outlook. Ur right ppl would rather be surprised than disappointed. thanks singlemommy!
@Barb42 (4216)
• United States
27 Jan 09
Some things are out of our control, so I try to be as optimistic as possible. My husband always says I never worry about anything. I tell him that he worries enough for both of us. Why worry; it only makes us stressful and does no good whatsoever. I just have to trust that GOD has it all under control and I let him do the worrying.
@halynn (1809)
• United States
27 Jan 09
Man, i think it's great that u don't worry. You have a good point about letting God handle it. I will try to start remembering that when it comes to worrying as i tend to be more like your husband lol. thanks barb
• India
27 Jan 09
well i used to be an optimist.. sad to say but its true that due to certain personal experiences, i turned the other way. Now i am really huge pessimist.. instead of seeing the glass as half-empty, i see it as totally empty!! but i am pessimistic only when it comes to myself... when it comes to anybody else but me, i am very optimistic... so i guess, not all is lost eh?
@halynn (1809)
• United States
27 Jan 09
I tend to be that way too as i feel like i always have bad luck lol Hopefully we can change our way of thinking huh. thanks.