View Poll Results: Are you an optimist

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    Are you an optimist?

    Just lestening to Michael Palin on today radio show.

    He describd former colleague John Ckeese as taking grumoy pills wheras he liked to look for good things.

    I was not always an optimist but now basically retired from full time cut and thrust and city life like to look for the positive, including here.'

    With terminal ill health, taxes, visas family issues all of us encounter challenges it is how we react.

    I also recall of few great aphorisms

    "A pessimist is someone who lives with an optimist"

    or great Cuban poet Marti's saying

    "I thought I was poor as I had no shoes, then I saw a man with no feet"
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    your brain is as empty as a eunuchs underpants.
    from brief encounters unexpurgated version

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    The last one I bumped into suggested I needed glasses.

    Honestly, kids today.

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    Hell yes, no point in not seeing the good in life


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    Any space for a realist ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by baldrick View Post
    Any space for a realist ?
    please give a sample cubicle 3

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    It shall be a stool for accurate information analysis

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    I am a pessimist.

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    I'm a pessimist too, that way when stuff goes well, I'm pleasantly surprised.

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    Plan for the worst. Hope for the best.

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    Everything will work out in the end, no matter what happens. Maybe not exactly what I was hoping for, but good enough to make me happy.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Topper View Post
    I'm a pessimist too, that way when stuff goes well, I'm pleasantly surprised.
    I'm even more of a pessimist, if stuff goes well then I get really pissed off.

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    I'm an optimist but still a believer in Murphy's Law.

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    I’m also an optimist. Things go wrong and bad things happen constantly my life but I get up every morning with my coffee and sit with my orchids and dog, thinking of how good life has been to me.

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    ^^ The more pessimistic law is Sod's law, which I think is Finagle's law to Americans.

    Yes, my optimism is based on expecting the worst and planning accordingly rather than the blind optimism of the foolish.

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    Are you an optimist?
    Yup. Life is brilliant.

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    Quote Originally Posted by misskit View Post
    Things go wrong and bad things happen constantly my life but I get up every morning with my coffee and sit with my orchids and dog, thinking of how good life has been to me.
    Quote Originally Posted by misskit View Post
    I’m also an optimist.
    You sound like a Anarchistic Defeatist to me

    Good on you

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