Do you consider yourself more of an optimist or cynic?


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Ancient Hippy Profile
Ancient Hippy answered

I'm usually pretty optimistic about things. There are certain things that I'm very cynical about though.

Stormy-Lynn Calvert Profile

I'm more of an optimist. I always have to find a silver lining somewhere!

Levi F. Profile
Levi F. answered

Defintely more of a cynic, but that doesn't mean that looking on the bright side is never called for. Being negative all the time (which I'm not) is not the same as being realistic.

Didge Doo Profile
Didge Doo answered

An optimist is somebody who goes to a restaurant, orders oysters, and expects to find a pearl in one of them. A cynic expects to choke on it.

I'm a perennial optimist. Haven't found any pearls yet but I'm still looking.

Tom  Jackson Profile
Tom Jackson answered

Well, I can usually pull victory from the jaws of defeat when necessary, but I tend to expect that nasty animal to be almost constantly present whether or not I can actually see him.

Janis Haskell Profile
Janis Haskell answered

I'm usually an optimist ... Now where is that pony? LOL

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Danae Hitch
Danae Hitch commented
Janis, I took the pony for a walk. However, he found a friend and now he has a sleepover. He should wander back your way tomorrow!
Janis Haskell
Janis Haskell commented
Whew! Thank you Danae .... I knew he had to be around here somewhere :)
Jann Nikka Profile
Jann Nikka answered

What's the word for seeing doom and gloom? Starts with P

Murphy's Law!

Sht Happens!

I get a Rock for Halloween!

My soup has a fly in it.

Why me.

Darik Majoren Profile
Darik Majoren answered

I tend to Try my hand at being optimistic, but I have issues with weltschmerz. I tend to glamorize or build things up much more then they could be in my head.

Because of this I have learned to be a realist. Often I find people equate this with being "Cynical". I don't believe this to be an accurate depiction, but C'est la vie.

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