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post #1 of 9 (permalink) Old Feb 11th, 2007, 05:25 AM Thread Starter
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Optimists

They annoy me. I donít have a problem with people trying to be positive but you have got to be realistic at the same time. It annoys me when people are overly optimistic.

Is it just me?
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Re: Optimists

Sorry, but I simply choose not to go into things assuming the worst. That doesn't mean however, one isn't being realistic, it's hope inspite of everything. Sometimes that hope pans out and some times it doesn't.

IMO, without optimism, their is no hope,
and without hope, well...heaven help
us all.
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Re: Optimists

optimists live longer than pessimists.
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Re: Optimists

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optimists live longer than pessimists.
I never believe studies like that
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Re: Optimists

For me I go into any Situation knowing whatever happens I will be ok at the end of the day I am realistic too knowing not everything is hunkey-dorey but I just think I can handle anything that is thrown my way.
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For me I go into any Situation knowing whatever happens I will be ok at the end of the day I am realistic too knowing not everything is hunkey-dorey but I just think I can handle anything that is thrown my way.
Yeah, I feel the same way. I used to be very pessimistic, but I seem to have grown out of it
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Yeah, I feel the same way. I used to be very pessimistic, but I seem to have grown out of it
I use to be 50-50 with it
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Re: Optimists

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optimists live longer than pessimists.
Or so the optimists want to believe. Propaganda.

A single flow'r he sent me, since we met./All tenderly his messenger he chose;
Deep-hearted, pure, with scented dew still wet - One perfect rose.
I knew the language of the floweret;/'My fragile leaves,' it said, 'his heart enclose.'
Love long has taken for his amulet/One perfect rose.
Why is it no one ever sent me yet/One perfect limousine, do you suppose?
Ah no, it's always just my luck to get/One perfect rose.
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Re: Optimists

I can believe that optimists live longer than pessimists. Numerous psychological studies show a link between your thinking and your physiology. Bad moods, stress etc, don't do your body any good. But calmness, positivity causes the body to release all sorts of good stuff.

Likewise - "Laughter is the best medicine". This stuff is really good advice.

With respect to the original post - I can't stand pessimists. Really can't. I'd rather be around an optimist, than a pessimist.
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