Pessimism, or REALISM, is probably the better way to go because of all the bad things that happen in the world- pessimism helps one to be “braced” for it… however, optimism is said, by some fools, to be a great way of keeping healthy etc…
I mean, if optimists were right, I’d enjoy life, but since they’re not, it’s bad to get one’s hopes high and then be disappointed.
Quite seriously, this is a “pressing issue,” (I mean, just as pressing as that issue about vegetarianism vs. “meat-eating”) that should be looked at.
Take a look at me, a pessimist. Many will say that I’m not very agreeable, but what care I of others’ opinions? I’ve got the right idea, because I know that wherever I go, things will be better than when I expect- so, does that make me an undercover optimist? HELL No, lad. I’m just a pessimist for the benefit of being “pleasantly surpised”.
On the downside of that thought, I’m also critical, a perfectionist, and (as deemed by some nutty shrink) depressive. So, what’s all that come down to? Would that suggest that pessimism is somehow related to depressing? No, I think not. I mean, Ben Franklin was a pessimist. If i wanted to go on that track, I could also say that Hitler was a pessimist, but that’s not exactly good for my argument.
So, what am I getting at? I’m trying to say that pessimism is a great way to take your life, if you really want more pleasant suprises than a bunch of let-downs because you think everything’s going to be grand, and then it’s just a giant bullshit rally, exucuse me: a let-down.
Thanks for reading my opinion.