Optimism vs. Pessimism
We all know that we have been around all types of people in our lives during different circumstances. There are people who look at all the good things in this world and there are people who always seem to be upset. Some people look at the bad things regardless of the things that they are doing. The people who look at good things are being optimistic and the ones that look at the bad are called pessimistic. These types of people approach life in work, school, and relationships in different ways. For example, an optimist is happy to have what they have accomplished in life, and a pessimist is upset or finds excuses about their life. We are around these types of people daily, but it’s up to us to decide whether we see our lives in an optimistic or pessimistic way.
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School can be hard for many students, especially if they struggle through it. This makes it hard to develop a positive attitude towards it and makes it difficult to achieve their goals. However, school is crucial and it is needed in order to succeed. An optimist finds ways to deal with negative outcomes, such as, if a student receives a failing grade in an exam, he/she will study harder next time. Maybe they find a different way to study, or in a different atmosphere where it can be quieter. In contrast, a pessimist will be very upset and give up on improving on their next exam. They find excuses on why they didn’t do so well.
In a relationship, it takes both partners to make a relationship work. Both need to put some input on every decision made. As an optimist, you always try to work things out, regardless if you’re at fault. A positive relationship brings great outcomes that can last a long time. On the other hand, for example, a pessimist will find excuses and never be at fault. They will never try and work things out, and will bring past occurrences into the current one. There is a belief that a pessimist and an optimist are compatible, but there is a point in the relationship where the optimist can be fed up with the pessimist. Who wants to live in a world full of negatives?
The differences between an optimistic and pessimistic person is huge, but in reality we all can become both of them. Being optimistic helps become a better person. You always seem to find a way or a solution to the worst things that life has to bring. You also enjoy what you’re doing, and with this positive attitude you can help other people. As a pessimist everything seems bad or wrong. There doesn’t seem to be anything good in your life, and you always seem to bring others down with you. The pessimist always finds ways to talk bad about people or just give up and not care about anything. After having to do this paper, I found myself a little pessimist about some things, which made me realize that we all make mistakes.