Optimism vs. Pessimism

“Is the glass half empty or half full?” Are you optimist or pessimist?

#1

I am optimist

  1. Anonymous [1696] argued:
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    because pessimists are depressing and don’t really get laid.

#2

I am pessimist

  1. Anonymous [1696] argued:
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    Because I am an engineer. All engineers are pessimists (it will never work!) but then are overjoyed when we’re proven wrong.

  2. Rigo Vigil [14] argued:
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    Because pessimists have the higher theoretical rate of happiness. An optimist always looks for things to turn out as well as they possibly can and since that rarely happens they are disappointed a lot. A pessimist always banks on the worst possible outcome which also very rarely happens, leaving the pessimist pleasantly surprised.

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