Friday, 9 May 2014

Optimist Vs. pessimist

This is a bit of a different post for me but it occurred to me today the radical difference between optimistic people and pessimistic people. I had an interview today, I know no one asked but I thought I would tell you anyway because it fits well with this little post. I have been looking for a job for about a year and for some people it might be easy, but for me its seemed more challenging. People keep saying to me that I shouldn't worry and that at some point I will get a job, and I don't doubt that but it made me think about the difference between optimism and pessimism.

An Optimist is someone who can look on the bright side of any situation and has the ability to believe there is more good than bad, and that basically everything will turn out okay in the end. Now what I don't get is that a pessimistic person seems to be the polar opposite, so they will just expect the worst. Considering they are the complete opposite of each other I personally find it so easy to switch between the two. Now if there was an in between then that's where I would be. Sometimes after interviews I can be really positive and not be bothered by being turned down, but then after a few knock backs I see everything as a pessimist, I will go send off applications with the knowledge that it will be bad news.

You will find that in life people always tell you things will get better and not to get disheartened, I think some people see pessimists as annoying because they have this outlook on life but I can see just how easy it is to go from one to another. I think its okay to be a bit pessimistic once in a while, I'm not saying its good to think everything will turn out bad, but its okay to feel like that once in a while because when something goes well you can look back at that time and remember that even though it may take some time things might get better.

Sorry if this seems like a pointless topic but I just felt like talking about it because I think everyone has days where they feel like this and I just wanted to talk about it.

Bye for now xxx

1 comment:

  1. I don't think there is such a one-dimensional person that is either pure pessimist or optimist. Everyone has hopes and fears. I agree that being too pessimistic isn't helping anyone though.

    Good luck with getting the/finding a job though! :)