Optimist or pessimist? Half full or half empty? There is the blog challenge for the day.
The first thing I need to ask is about the starting point of the glass. If it is empty, and then you fill it half way, it is half full. If you have a full glass, and take half of it out, it is half empty…so perhaps, it’s all about what you have in the first place, surely? If you have nothing or expect nothing..it is all a bonus. If you have high expectations or have everything and it gets taken away from you then, yes, you may be more likely to be half -empty. Like if you lose half your hair….that ain’t never gonna be a half -full head of hair is it? Well is it? Surely someone who has lost half their hair cannot be deemed a pessimist for feeling ‘half empty’? Unless you are optimistic for a cure for baldness, and a pessimist knows there will not be one…ok I get the picture. But surely in some scenarios optimism is just a bit silly. Hope can be a bit naive, but then many people have continued to hope under the most ridiculous circumstances and their hope has not let them down.
If you have nothing, hope becomes a much more important thing- believing that something good may happen, hope for the future. Is not hope the same as optimism? Ok granted.
I always thought I was an optimist, and then someone called me the ‘queen of doom’ as I am quite anxious about somethings, is not doom a pessimistic quality, so does that mean I am a pessimist…sometimes, and sometimes I am an optimist, but I think like all opposite qualities they walk together though life hand in hand, where one is the other is following close by.
Like all attributes there are two sides to every story, the yin and yang polarity that is life. I will get up in front of 3000 people and sing on my own, but I won’t jump out of an aeroplane and some people feel the opposite…who is the brave one and who is the coward? Many of the bravest people I know are often the most cowardly, and the cleverest people I know are also the dumbest.
Sometimes couples take on the opposite characteristics of their partner, if one person gets more suspicious, annoyed, or bitter, the other can become more open, calm or accepting, almost to balance it out it all out. So if you are full of hope, surely you cannot help but have moment of absolutes doubt, that is the nature of humanity. So I am rich, poor, up, down, brave, scared, good, bad, mad, sane, optimistc and pessimistic!
Blinking daft question in the first place…… I am just going round in blinkin circles with this blog suggestion and my life is passing me by……so….music maestro!!!
SONG OF THE DAY
MORCAMBE AND WISE
positive thinking…nuff said