Wednesday, June 18, 2008

Reality Check


I see myself as a very realistic person. Hence, at times my predictions and opinions about things are more in the "taking this into account and that into perspective", "I think....".

Some people may think that I'm a pessimist, but I am not - there is a big difference between being pessimistic and being realistic.

I see overly optimistic people as trying to fool themselves that things are really much better than they really are. (HELLO?! Are you in lala land?) Some optimists can be delusional to the point that they get annoying. I picture them as people who are always smiling or laughing as if everything in their life is perfect. And oh, wearing a t-shirt that says "Don't worry, be happy" - plus a smiley face :)

Pessimistic people are the people who usually go "Yeah, its not going to work out, see, I TOLD YOU!" They're probably the kind of people who think everything sucks and the worst outcome in any given situation.

But, being realistic, on the other hand, is the best. It is the in between of being an optimist and a pessimist. You get the best of both worlds. You're seeing both the best and worst outcome in a particular situation and settling on a moderate answer. Its in the middle of the spectrum.

Did you know that Walt Disney paid testament to the importance of having an internal critic as well as an internal optimistic during the creation of some of his most spectacular work? By combining the two mindsets, Disney was able to produce balanced work that was well grounded and equally ambitious.

1 comment:

nitta said...

i want to tell you that i really like what you have written and that i think that you are great and that I share the same ideas....