About optimism and pessimism

17 Apr

There was a family which had twins, one pessimist and one optimist. The pessimist always complained of something: either the food is too hot, or that it's not sunny outside; on the contrary, the optimist looked forward to everything, even some little things made him happy and he found easily a reason to be in good mood.

For Children's day the parents were thinking to give them some presents and to test their behavior. So in the room of the optimist they put a dung pie and in the room of the pessimist they left many beautiful toys.

The pessimist entered his room and look at each toy, then began to cry "this toy should be green and the train had to have three cars and no five!"

The optimist entered his room too and when he saw the dung, he started to jump around for happiness "I was not fooled! Why is the dung here? There must be a pony somewhere!"😀


Posted by on April 17, 2010 in Uncategorized



16 responses to “About optimism and pessimism

  1. qlue

    April 17, 2010 at 3:04 pm

    A glass holds 250mlhalf a glass contains 125ml of liquidand empty glass contains 0ml of liquid.thus, in maths, a glass can never be half empty since 125ml=250ml/2However, 0ml/2 is still only 0mlOne might conclude that the glass containing 125ml of liquid is thus half full.But in physics, we know that the balance of the glass is filled with air,Thus the glass containing 125ml of liquid is not half full, but rather, it is completely full! :yes:.In fact, If we bare in mind that the space surrounding the glass also contains air, then we realise that the glass is actually overflowing! :whistle:.

  2. gdare

    April 17, 2010 at 6:04 pm

    Great story :up:Not that I would like to see a dung in my room, anyway :lol:Aadil, I like your explanation too. A pessimist would say that a glass if half empty while the optimist would say that a glass is half full 😀

  3. thaodp

    April 17, 2010 at 7:04 pm

    Nice story, Mira 🙂

  4. WinterForLady

    April 18, 2010 at 8:04 pm

    @Mad Scientist- I like your explanation too :yes: Thank you for sharing it with us 🙂 @Darko- Thank you :happy: Originally posted by gdare:

    Not that I would like to see a dung in my room, anyway

    Me neither 😀 @Mit- Thank you :happy:

  5. AnitaMargita

    April 19, 2010 at 1:04 pm

    An interesting story, Mira! :up: Thanks for sharing.

  6. WinterForLady

    April 20, 2010 at 2:04 pm

    Thank you very much :heart:

  7. AnitaMargita

    April 20, 2010 at 3:04 pm

    Welcome. :heart:

  8. studio41

    April 21, 2010 at 8:04 am

    good illustration of 'the way to think!':)

  9. WinterForLady

    April 23, 2010 at 3:04 pm

    Yes, to remain optimist :happy:

  10. studio41

    April 24, 2010 at 8:04 am


  11. WinterForLady

    May 4, 2010 at 8:05 pm

    On a related note, I added a comic I found appropriate to this topic 😀

  12. WinterForLady

    May 7, 2010 at 5:05 pm

    You are welcome :happy:

  13. AnitaMargita

    May 7, 2010 at 5:05 pm

    Cool comic! 😀 Thanks for sharing! 🙂

  14. thetomster

    May 19, 2010 at 6:05 am

    😉 nice story, Mira … really enjoyed it … and the added comic is wonderful :D@Aadil: great explanation … I like learning something new every day 😀

  15. thetomster

    May 19, 2010 at 3:05 pm

    :happy: you're welcome, Mira 😉

  16. WinterForLady

    May 19, 2010 at 3:05 pm

    Thank you very much Dirk, I am glad you like it :happy:


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