Optimism, What a Feeling

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The Many Benefits of Being Optimism

  • It gives you peace of mind.
  • It promotes laughter.
  • It promotes self respect and integrity.
  • It promotes forgiveness.
  • It creates positive expectations.
  • It improves your social life.
  • It enables you to handle and put your emotions in check.
  • It promotes positive relationships.
  • It ensures that you are more focused.
  • It enhances effective communication.
  • It increases longevity.
  • It promotes healthy living.

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Pessimistic Traits

  • Pessimists have higher blood pressure
  • Have more illnesses
  • Take longer to recover from illness
  • Are more likely to become depressed
  • Have more incidents of career failure
  • Have more relationship problems
  • A pessimist is suspicious of others motives
  • Become withdrawn more often
  • A pessimistic expects to fail
  • It is believed by some that they have a shorter life span
  • A pessimist tend to see things in black and white terms, there is no middle ground
  • Are often not as fun to be around
  • Tend to feel they have no purpose in life
  • Often feel helpless
  • Pessimism is believed to damage your cardiovascular system
  • A pessimist tends to exaggerates small mistakes

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Optimistic Traits

  • Optimism is a skill that everyone can learn.
  • Optimism helps solve problems
  • Optimists avoid pointless complaining
  • Optimism helps set goals
  • Optimism helps build confidence
  • Optimists believe they are worthy of success
  • Optimists are cheerful even when they cannot be happy
  • Optimism helps you find ways around obstacles.
  • Optimism helps protect against anxiety.
  • Optimists accept what cannot be changed
  • Optimism helps build clear goals.
  • Optimism helps one become orientated towards a bright future.
  • Optimism helps one maintain perspective.
  • Optimist believe they have control over their future.

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Optimism vs Pessimism

  • The optimistic have all kinds of plans for the future and see themselves obtaining their dreams while the pessimistic worry about all the things that can go wrong.
  • The pessimistic see the optimistic as being out of touch with reality. The optimistic see the pessimistic as being too ready to ready to put the brakes on dreams.
  • Many studies over the years have shown that the optimist person out performs the pessimistic person in work, relationships, and most other everyday occurrences.
  • The pessimist are also 8 times more likely to become depressed when something does go wrong.
  • Optimism and pessimism both are learned behavior.
  • There are times when a pessimistic view is beneficial. In business a pessimistic person will look at all of the things that can go wrong and take steps to try to make sure they don't. An optimistic person may think that nothing will go wrong and may be unprepared if something does happen.
  • Pessimistic people have a negative outlook on life. Optimistic people have a positive outlook on life.

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Optimist quotes

Both optimists and pessimists contribute to our society. The optimist invents the airplane and the pessimist the parachute. ~ Gil Stern

When I look in the glass I see that every line in my face means pessimism, but in spite of my face - that is my experience - I remain an optimist. ~ Richard Jeffries

An optimist is the human personification of spring. ~ Susan J. Bissonette

Deep, solemn optimism, it seems to me, should spring from this firm belief in the presence of God in the individual; not a remote, unapproachable governor of the universe, but a God who is very near every one of us, who is present not only in earth, sea and sky, but also in every pure and noble impulse of our hearts. ~ Helen Keller

An optimist is someone who figures that if it walks like a duck and quacks like a duck, it's the bluebird of happiness. ~ Robert Brault

It's not that optimism solves all of life's problems; it is just that it can sometimes make the difference between coping and collapsing. ~ Lucy MacDonald

There is abundant reason to believe that optimism – big, little, and in between – is useful to a person because positive expectations can be self-fulfilling. ~ Christopher Peterson


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Chris Achilleos 4 years ago

Great hub :)


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Peggy W 4 years ago from Houston, Texas

Hi KoffeeKlatch Gals,

I choose optimism, hands down! Beats the alternative which you have nicely shown in this hub. Up votes!!!


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Vellur 4 years ago from Dubai

A great optimistic hub. Voted up.


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KoffeeKlatch Gals 4 years ago from Sunny Florida Author

Thanks Chris


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KoffeeKlatch Gals 4 years ago from Sunny Florida Author

Peggy W, I am optimistic by nature. Sooo...I definately think optimism is the better choice.


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KoffeeKlatch Gals 4 years ago from Sunny Florida Author

Vellur, I'm glad you liked it. Thanks for reading.


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Ana Louis 4 years ago from Louisiana

I enjoyed reading the differences between being an optimist and a pessimist. I think I would call myself an optimistic pessimist. I hope for and expect the best, but I like to be prepared for the worst, so I can stay optimistic.:)


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CreateHubpages 4 years ago

Hi KoffeeKlatch Gals,

This hub is a boom. Great hub!


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KoffeeKlatch Gals 4 years ago from Sunny Florida Author

Ana Louis, I believe being optimistically pessamist is probably a good blend. I like your explaination for it.


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KoffeeKlatch Gals 4 years ago from Sunny Florida Author

CreateHubpages, thanks. I so enjoyed putting it together.


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alocsin 4 years ago from Orange County, CA

I think it's also that some people are naturally optimistic and some naturally pessimistic. Voting this Up and Interesting.


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KoffeeKlatch Gals 4 years ago from Sunny Florida Author

I am naturally optimistic. I think people naturally tend to be one or the other. It seems to follow in families - I could be wrong.


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Cyndi10 4 years ago from Georgia

I like this comparison of optimist vs. pessimist. Great work. Sharing.


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Nicole 75 4 years ago

thanks for sharing such a useful hub. Voted up..


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KoffeeKlatch Gals 4 years ago from Sunny Florida Author

Cindi10, thanks for reading. I thought it might be more interesting to write about both rather than one.


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KoffeeKlatch Gals 4 years ago from Sunny Florida Author

Nicole 75, thanks for reading. I''m glad you enjoyed it.


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Shawn May Scott 4 years ago

We often forget about how optimisim brightens the small darknessess of life. Voted up and followed!!!


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alahiker28 4 years ago from the Deep South

love the photos. great hub.


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KoffeeKlatch Gals 4 years ago from Sunny Florida Author

Shawn, for me optimistic is the way to be. Thanks for reading.


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KoffeeKlatch Gals 4 years ago from Sunny Florida Author

Thanks alahiker28. I am glad you liked it.

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