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    Side-effects of being a pessimist

    (This thread has won a Special Prize in the TOW contest for the week 31st July to 06th August '16)

    "A positive attitude may not solve all your problems, but it will annoy enough people to make it worth the effort." – Herm Albright

    A pessimist, the one who looks on the dark side of things is surely missing out the joys of being an optimist and not only that; he is missing out on the crux of the vivaciously eloquent life. Perhaps, we all must remember that every cloud has a silver lining and keeping that in mind, just continue working on your flaws and grow into a vibrant being by spreading the infectious trait of happiness as much as you can. After all, life is too short to hold grudges against anyone.

    Well, the pessimists say no to the many joys that we encounter in life. To list down a few of them, above all they are always restless and unhappy, simply by envying others who are doing better than them rather than counting on their own achievements and blessings. In this complicated process, they forget to improve their own selves and push themselves in the dingy room of anxiousness and fear, falling prey to depression many a times. Moreover, you are losing out your chance to be awesome in this race of being better than others. So, why to follow a dark room when you have a whole lot of space to bloom into an effervescent and glowing castle?

    Blow away this pessimist attitude and say YAY to a bundle of joy in your life!

    (TOW Entry)
  • #573737
    I agree with the author. But, being a pessimist has some advantages too. Once, a study is conducted in which 100 people were asked to say what will they think if their phone rings during midnight? Obviously, most of the people said that somebody may have died etc,. bad news. If you are an optimist, you will be highly effected with a bad news. In case you are a pessimist, you won't get extremely effected with a bad news. Anyways, optimists are better than pessimists.

    Let us continue learning.

  • #573895
    I believe that our attitude defines our lives. It is indeed true that a positive attitude alone cannot solve a problem, but a positive attitude makes the whole lot of difference in ones problem solving ability and gives an optimistic person, teaming with positive attitude, the power to solve a seemingly impossible, gigantic task, in a jiffy. Whereas a negative minded pessimistic person may toil over the simplest issues of life and may not be able to solve it at all. Now that is about problems and solutions, then coming to our every day life we meet different people, get to know about the experiences and ordeals people faced and overcome only because of their determination and optimistic attitude. We get to see people who are born into rich families, while there are also people who were born poor but ended up getting rich. their journey may not be as smooth as the bed of roses but they have faced every hurdles, dealt every situation with loads of optimistic attitude and found success. Then again there are people who are hit by inevitable diseases and accidents, hope you know the success story of the actress and great dancer Sudha Chandran, who lost one of her legs in an accident, it was only because of the power of her optimistic attitude that she mastered the art of dancing with prosthetic leg and found success, had she been pessimistic, she wouldn't have been so successful.
    A pessimistic person on the other hand not only suffers from unnecessary problems but also puts the lives of others around them in danger. Narrow minded, pessimistic person like Osama bin Laden did not die alone but also led to the death of several of his blind followers and other innocent people.

  • #573898
    Pessimism is an attitude which develops over a period of time. Nobody becomes a pessimist or optimist overnight . A series of incidences and negative developments compels one to become a pessimist. It is like cancer for the personality which eats away all positive thoughts and makes one's life miserable.
    Company of people one keeps, contribute a lot in making one a pessimist or an optimist.
    There are no positive side effects of being a pessimist. It has only negative side effects which corrodes the life.

    Let us encourage each other in sharing knowledge.

  • #573902
    The person becomes more pessimistic out of his more personal experience in life and there cannot be comparison or equivalent when tallied with others. Each one has their own way of life to lead and enjoy.
    K Mohan
    I consider myself as the learner everyday

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