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    I'm either a negative optimist or a positive pessimist, but never exactly a combination of these two.

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    Situationally one or the other.

    I'm more of a pessimist in how I view humanity as a whole, events/trends, and the planet on a large scale; I choose to be more optimistic when I view individuals and my own life and future.
    "...On and on and on and on he strode, far out over the sands, singing wildly to the sea, crying to greet the advent of the life that had cried to him." - James Joyce

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    i'm an idealist - so i see both sides and mash them up until a milky ideal is produced
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    A realistic optimist? Probably not. It's a goal I'm working toward. I seem to see the best in people even when I have no real reason to. I'm not entirely trusting, but if I'm a pessimist than water tastes like kool-aid. .. And you need a packet for that to happen.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Costrin View Post
    I am a...



    Hey wait, you stole the label I created. No wait, technically I called myself an idealistic pessimist.

    Honestly I'm not quite sure, but this is what I wrote in a previous topic:

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    What you said was an optimistic... realist?
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    Quote Originally Posted by lemons View Post
    I'm either a negative optimist or a positive pessimist, but never exactly a combination of these two.
    examples or I do not believe you

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    A nice blend of Idealism and Cynicism. xD Oh, and "".
    Many dreams die on the way of becoming something... else. (I would prefer to put in "greater" but honestly it's nothing but a change. It's obviously better in my view, most of the times but in yours? I doubt it. xD)

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    I try to keep the attitude of the optimist, but allow pessimism to form my contingency plans. Ideally plan A is optimistic, but then plan B, C, D, E, F... are based on progressively more pessimistic scenarios.

    Experience has taught me that life is capable of throwing any scenario at you.
    Step into my metaphysical room of mirrors.
    Fear of reality creates myopic morality
    So I guess it means there is trouble until the robins come
    (from Blue Velvet)

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    Quote Originally Posted by toonia View Post
    I try to keep the attitude of the optimist, but allow pessimism to form my contingency plans. Ideally plan A is optimistic, but then plan B, C, D, E, F... are based on progressively more pessimistic scenarios.

    Experience has taught me that life is capable of throwing any scenario at you.
    I do that too! Worst case scenario contingency planning and projections!! So I try to be generally optimistic about my life, and I think I am, but also in the back of my mind I'm 'prepared' for things to be difficult, and actually have expectations of a sort that unexpected things will pop up. It's not a dominating force/thought, but it's just kinda sitting there in the back of my mind.
    "...On and on and on and on he strode, far out over the sands, singing wildly to the sea, crying to greet the advent of the life that had cried to him." - James Joyce

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sytpg View Post
    I was going to make a really long and vague post filled with BS, but I realize this is basically it
    lol can anyone say "oxymoron"
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