This describes me 100 percent. I'm truly an optimist. I perfer to think the best of people and situations, and I believe that there is nothing that can't be made better. I'm not naive. Life has thrown me a few twists and turns. But I believe it's all about attitude and perspective. There is always a choice of whether to look for the good or look for the bad. I know that the only thing worth living for in this life is the good, and that's where I put my focus. I can't imagine living in a world where I'm consantly looking over my shoulder, trying to anticipate the next bad thing.
When you're optimistic, you bounce back faster. Optimists are more likely to remarry after the death of a spouse, or a divorce. Statistically, they get their hearts broken more easily, but they don't stay heart broken as long as someone who's more pessimistic. I guess there's good and bad to being optimistic or pessimistic, but I think lifeis just more enjoyable and light hearted when you look on the bright side of things.
However, I am more realistic when it comes to romantic relationships. I'm still optimistic. But my perspective changes. I think about all the possibilities, the good and the bad. I still pay more attention to the good, but I'm not blinded by it. I'm definatly more gaurded in that area of my live, but I'm still positive about it, so I guess it's a weird mix.
The thing is, I think it's better to be optimistic. It feels better, and healthier. I understand there's an upside to being a pessimist, but in my personal experience, I've just found optimism a better way to go. But I don't think people should be too optimistic. I don't think anyone should blind themselves to the reality of the world, because it's irresponsible. You have to make an effort in life, and you can't always rely on good fortune, and luck and the good things of the world alone to get you to where you want to be. I mean, all that stuff helps, but you have to still be independent enough to stand alone because life really is a complex matter. It would be nice to be optimistic all the time, and look at the world through rose colored glasses, but life isn't always that simple.
Despite that last paragraph there, I stand by what I said. I'm an optmist. I believe in luck and good fortune and the good things of the world. I believe that people are good and bad, but knowing that gives me the faith that everyone have the potential to be good. I can go on about human kind forever, and maybe I will in another entry, but it's a little off topic right now. For the most part, I'm naturally an optimist, but even optmists have their bad days. When I have mine, sometimes I think negativly. I'm human, and humans aren't happy sunshine all the time. But it's easier for me to rein that in and change my perspective to be positive because I'm optimistic, and I'm really grateful to have a personality and disposition that allows me to think like that.