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Are you a realist or an idealist?

  1. stephaniedas profile image92
    stephaniedasposted 6 years ago

    Are you a realist or an idealist?

    Which do you consider yourself? I am an idealist, though I don't think I see the world through rose colored glasses.

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    stessilyposted 6 years ago

    Thanks to a wonderful hub, "Rose Colored Glasses," by Alexander Mark, I have been wearing imaginary rose-colored glasses lately, and I quite enjoy them, for they seamlessly blend realism with idealism. Reality is a matter of perspective. Thanks to another wonderful hub, "Hope is your friend" by Mark Bennis, I enjoy evoking hope, which strengthens my idealism. My goal is that some day idealism and realism will be synonymous in my life.

  3. kripkrip420 profile image59
    kripkrip420posted 6 years ago

    For this one, I would have to fall on the Idealist side. I don't like to believe that reality exists independently of us (the observers). I believe that there is more to "reality" than we fully know or understand. My thoughts aren't entirely idealist (no irony intended) but they do fall somewhere in that category. I simply cannot believe that everything in our universe (or even potentially other universes) is simply fabricated out of nothing. All of this is just too spectacular and beautiful (but no perfect). The lack of that perfection is what leads me to believe in the idealist point of view (since no thought can be perfect in my opinion).

  4. fit2day profile image74
    fit2dayposted 6 years ago

    I'm probably more of a realist. I think there's pros and cons of both viewpoints. I'm the one who rolls my eyes when people are talking politics and say we need to elect the right leaders.

  5. trecords0 profile image60
    trecords0posted 6 years ago

    I'm a real idealist.  I see how things could be a lot of the time instead of how things really are.  Yes, I know, I'm alone in a little world, but it's so beautiful.

  6. ktrapp profile image97
    ktrappposted 6 years ago

    I think I used to be a touch more of an idealist than a realist, but now I am certain I am more of a realist.

  7. clara kish@yahoo. profile image72
    clara kish@yahoo.posted 6 years ago

    I have never given it any thought which I was , I guess I would have to say realist but I am not sure if my family would agree to that.Maybe I am sort of a mixture at times . I write with my  left hand but crochet with my right , I sew with my left hand but when  I stir or carry anything  I use my  right hand , Maybe a little of both.

  8. Hiroik profile image58
    Hiroikposted 6 years ago

    I feel as if I am a bit of both, but lean to the realist side a little more.  Like in sports, I cheer for a team I want to win, but I know that the other team is most likely to win based how good teams are doing, or how good the individual players are on each team.

  9. plinka profile image52
    plinkaposted 6 years ago

    I think, both of them are true for me. I think, it's important to have dreams in your life, so in this respect I'm an idealist, but I'm not a daydreamer type. Without dreams, you cannot live your life. However, you should approach your dreams in a realistic way or else you'll easily get disappointed and frustrated.

  10. ambassadornchains profile image58
    ambassadornchainsposted 6 years ago

    I am a very good combination of both, but possibly leaning more toward realist.  I think, depending on who you talk to, some people in my life would probably say I am extremely idealistic, but I'd say those are the people who don't understand half of my humor/sarcasm.  I think that no matter which you lean toward, your perception of life and experiences depends more on where you are on your path to self-actualization...This will determine your maturity with either perspective.

  11. Ania L profile image84
    Ania Lposted 6 years ago

    I'm definitely both - I look at reality in my own idealistic way smile  My feet are hard on the ground but the head is the clouds. I just believe that whatever I want the reality to be, it will be.

  12. Dave Mathews profile image61
    Dave Mathewsposted 6 years ago

    I am a "Realist" there is no pretend and no room for ifs, what ifs, or maybes.

  13. 6hotfingers3 profile image61
    6hotfingers3posted 6 years ago

    I believe I am a little of both. My life experiences have made me more of a realist. I see things for what they are and act on them accordingly. I try to respect the idealist point of view but I have a hard time interacting with such a person. It seems the facts are thrown out when it comes to a realists. Now listen to this. Although I see things as they are and act on them accordingly, I have hope for a better outcome than what I see. I depend on my faith to get me past my sterile realistic understanding of the situation. Hope allows me to emphasize with the realist. Now what'd you think of that! Am I really an idealist after all???