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Optimism by Treasach Optimism by Treasach
Allow me a rant will you?

I like to think of myself as a genuinely optimistic and cheerful person. I look on the bright side of things, despite the occasional cruddy day at work I take great pride and joy in my job (even though it's just as a cashier) and I try to keep a positive outlook on my life and the world around me.

But lately I've been finding it harder and harder to stay positive when I seem to be surrounded by all these negative people! Just about everyone at my work hates their job and complain about it and the people they work with and the customers they have to deal with and when I mention liking the job and wanting to stay past summer (since it's just a summer job) they stare at me like I'm crazy. Then I come home and I get to hear my mom talk about how the country's going down the toilet (which it is but just complaining about it isn't going to solve anything) and she keeps telling me that I just need to get out of the country since I'm still young and can do that because it's just not worth it here anymore.

With all these negative thoughts around me, I'm just finding it harder and harder to keep myself feeling positive. I don't want to say I'm ignoring problems around me but I just feel that if I keep a positive outlook, I dunno, it just makes me feel like I can keep going. Being depressed and angry and constantly complaining or just plain giving up and just saying "Fuck it!" really won't solve anything. Yet sadly that seems to be the attitude of the people around me. Okay yeah, life can suck sometimes but if you let that get to you you'll never get out of the hole of depression. You need to say to yourself "Yeah, today was kinda a crappy day and everything just went wrong... but I got through it. When I thought that day would never end, it did and I'm still fine. And looking back on it, it really wasn't that bad and I can learn from the mistakes I made so they won't happen again. I guess it was a good day after all." I try to look for the good things that happen because of the bad and I really think more people should too. I think then we'd all be just a little bit happier. =)
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Nocturnal-Sunlight Featured By Owner May 17, 2015
Yeah, yeah, and then after this stamp you post a fan-hate stamp. Wow. You're soooooo positive! *sarcasm*
LovablyAwkward Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
This is true. That is why I try to get myself away from such environments as soon as I can, and I give others the strength to see the positive when I can! 
The world isn't so dark and gloomy if you choose not to see it that way!
Morlord Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2014
I find it always nice as you can lie to myself (long live the pessimism ^ - ^)
LovablyAwkward Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Morlord Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2014
okay that was not fair. But let's be honest both pessimism and optimism can if they are too strong to be pretty bad. You should find a healthy middle ground. This create is not easy because often enough you will experience much more of the one than of the other. That's why I'm probably a pessimist because I've seen way too much bad and hardly good.
LovablyAwkward Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Ah, I see. I understand where you're coming from, and it is very important to balance both optimism and pessimism.
I tend to be optimistic because I choose to see the good in things (not so much people anymore, but things like situations).
Is that a wise thing? Probably not. But I'll learn and grow from the bad that happens.
Ranki-Chee Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2012   General Artist
Yeah, I feel the same way about what I want to try and be especially that I'm a university student. I try hard to keep positive even though I beat myself up sometimes as well as thinking about the negative things happening... *sadnod*
6t76t Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
So true. ;_;
GreySoulXAnima Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2011
Hmmm true.
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