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Optimism Vs. Pessimism

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So which one do you prefer?
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>>17936762

both

prepare for the worst hope for the best

god helps those who helps themselves

luck favors those who are prepared

etc
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>>17936762
Prefer to be pragmatic.
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>>17936762

Optimists live longer and accomplish things pessimist would never even attempt, so the first.
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Pessimists have nothing positive to contribute, no hope for the future, no gratitude. Can't be both. Optimism is complement of pessimism.

So I go with optimists but I value practical, reasonable and enough, too.
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>>17936762
Realisim.
Unfortunately reality is often depressing, so I come off as a pessimist.
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>>17936762
neither
balance and objectivity in all things, my son
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>>17936762
Prepare for the worst, hope for the best.
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>>17936762
autism

best of both worlds

>>17936762
>god helps those w
kek
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>>17936762
Realism
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>>17936768
>>17936779
>>17936815
>>17936870
>>17936915
>>17937017
These. Optimism and Pessimism are juvenile beliefs and the true patrician philosophy is a combination of both.
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>>17936762
Pragmatism.
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>>17936762
Nihilism.
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>>17936762

Like everyone else has mentioned, realism. to offer only optimism and pessimism is to ignore what the two mean.

while optimistic has been taken to be a positive thing, it was not intended that way. pessimism just means seeing the bad side. optimism means ignoring potential consequences.

realism is just removing your emotional attachment and thinking 'how is this really going to affect anything?'.

if the answer is 'well this will work out well and even if i fail there's no real consequence' its not optimistic. because optimism is about belief, not understanding.

if the answer is 'well if i do that ill probably break a leg, it happens to 75% of people and i dont have the training to survive' that isn't pessimism cuz you're not looking at the downside, you're looking at hte facts.
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>>17936762
Optimisitic enough to take risks

Pessimistic enough to know putting your life savings all into bitcoin is a bad idea.
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Optimism.

Might be bad, might not, but the right attitude makes a difference more often than we'd like to think. As long as you can stand things not always going your way, there's anyways next time.
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