21 October 2013

Musing on a Monday {the optimist vs the pessimist}

I've decided I seem to be a bit of a pessimist at the moment whilst the husband is the optimist.
It could be worse - we could both be self pitying, negative individuals.
The problem lies with me. Clearly.
I see a situation - I look for the bad in it.
He sees an outcome - I see a difficult journey.
He looks ahead - I'm stuck in the here and now.
He has big goals - I get frustrated that we're not there now.
He takes it bit by bit - I get impatient.
He sees the tough times as being short term - I panic that I can't get what I want now.
He's under stress he keeps it contained - I'm under stress I blow like a freaking erupting volcano.
Winston Churchill had us sussed out...
Winston Churchill quote Optimism vs pessimism
Is this a good thing?
Is this an example of yin and yang?
Is it just that I'm a realist, and maybe actually a little bit boring, who needs to go and free base jump off a high cliff to liven up?
Or maybe I just need to learn to cha cha cha...
Learn to cha cha cha - be an optimist 76sunflowers

So what are you?
Optimist or pessimist?
Do we need both in this world to succeed?
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8 comments

  1. I am a optimist but a worrying optimist! I feel I have to look on the bright side as my husband is more like you! Ironically we have just come out of a meeting, in front of us was a huge pile of negative things but before we moved on, and you would be proud I stopped and said actually there have been some positives and I listed them too.



    I am loving Winston Churchill's voice on it. Do we need both, good question and I probably say yes! x x x

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  2. AnnieMammasaurus21 October 2013 at 15:34

    I am a pessimist - it makes me feel extra happy when something I think will go wrong turns out ok!

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  3. Well done on your positivity. I could learn lots from you ;)

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  4. I am a optimist! I believe 'never give up' and one day your dream must come true.

    https://www.etsy.com/hk-en/teams/15607/never-give-up

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  5. Did you see the programme about being an optimist "All in the mind:Happiness and Optimism". I thought it was an interesting programme. I'm a bit of a pessimist in a lot of situations, but can be optimistic in others. This programme pointed out how you can become an optimist. It's not all in the genes. fascinating.

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  6. I'll try and find it. Sounds interesting!

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  7. Hello! I've nominated you for a Liebster Blogger Award for your beautifully written blog. http://noemptywords.net/2014/10/04/award/ Thoroughly well deserved.

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I appreciate all comments, thank you! x x

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