Language is a beautiful thing. The reason it is so beautiful is that it gives us a way to describe something of beauty. However, language often presents a chicken and egg scenario. Which came first, the disease or the diagnosis?
What would life be like if there were no negative people? Would it be better? Or better yet what would happen if you had the people yet they didn’t have a name?
Optimism came first… then came pessimism. The funny part about pessimism is that it was literally adopted in styling because of the word optimism (which was adopted from French).
So what do all of these thoughts mean?
The absence of Optimism… Pessimism
If you ready my last article about complaining, you would understand the issue with not looking on the bright side of things. Eventually, we err on the side of the negative.
Is it really bad to look at both sides of the coin? Sometimes no. When you are weighing pros and cons of a decision it isn’t likely you might take the piece of paper and draw a line down the middle… and well we know how the rest goes.
But should pessimism end there?
It is entirely possible that is the case.
When deciding on a trait like this, I always use the same scenario. Given the choice between two job candidates everything being equal except… one is an optimist and the other is a pessimist which one would you choose? I personally would choose the optimist.
I think we all would choose the optimist. So, why not add a little optimism in your life. After all, it couldn’t hurt.
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