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    Essay On Optimism

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    Martin Seligman believes, "Positive thinking is the notion that if you think good thoughts, things will work out well. Optimism is the feeling of thinking things will be well and be hopeful." Many people live their lives on this definition of optimism. When defining optimism, it is clear to see everyone has their own perspective. Whether that perspective is positive or negative determines if a person is an optimist. In essence, optimism can be defined as a positive concept possessing hopefulness and confidence through all aspects of life. To begin to define optimism, it must be clear that optimism is a way of life. As Lucille Ball once said, "One of the things I learned the hard way was that it doesn 't pay to get discouraged. Keeping busy and making optimism a way of life can restore your faith in yourself." Optimistic people believe that if you go through life with a positive attitude, you will be met with pleasant and happy feelings. In a whole, people who live optimistic lives are generally more successful and happy. Optimism is beneficial to health as well as social relations. The fear of socializing is non-existent to optimistic people because they feel confident in themselves to speak out. They are the complete opposite of the pessimist, who are people who live in…

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    The Importance Of Optimism

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    Optimism is Key to Survival Without optimism, everyone would be anti social shut ins. They would not have the courage to leave their houses and converse with others. Pessimists are constantly thinking that everyone is a terrorist or that they are going to become serial killers. If I wasn’t an optimist, there is no way I would have made it this far. My life has included both positive and negative events, but I have chosen to seek the good through it all, even though it might have been difficult.…

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    Optimism Test

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    Optimism “Optimism is the faith that leads to achievement. Nothing can be done without hope and confidence.” That is a quote from Helen Keller who is the face of Optimism to a lot of people. Being the first deaf-blind person to earn a Bachelor of Arts degree, she shows that no matter what your disabilities in life are you can overcome the obstacles and do anything you want. Just like Helen Keller, I myself try to look at the bright side of every dark situation, or even every positive situation.…

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    Trait Definition Optimism is defined as the attitude of anticipating positive outcomes and that wishes or aims will ultimately be fulfilled (Optimism, 2007). Optimistic individuals also believe that things happen for the best and despite the circumstances, there will be a successful outcome. Referred as a positive mental thinking, individuals with optimism are more likely to have positive expectation and view life events more positively (He et al, 2013). Individual who poses this trait have…

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    feelings death which I was newly introduced to in this incident. I was struck blinded by my emotions, which made me forget that I can control how I respond to them. Optimism is…

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    Optimism Research Paper

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    Optimism is certainly something that is beneficial to your everyday life. As an optimist, it is much easier to deal with problems both great and small. When you can deal with the small everyday problems easily, it leaves you with enough time and energy to solve the more important ones. Then, not only does it make dealing with problems easier, But being a natural optimist will also make you more happy with what you have. Everyone has problems. No matter who they are or where they are…

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    Optimism Vs Pessimism

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    ARE WE OPTIMISTIC OR PESSIMTIC BY NATURE? Optimism could be viewed as a state of the mind that influences one to trust that the best things will dependably transpire. A typical colloquialism used to outline optimism (good faith) versus pessimism (negativity) is a glass with water at the midpoint, where the confident person is said to see the glass as half full, yet the worry wart sees the glass as half empty. Optimistic people tend to consider affliction to be transitory; all the more…

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    Advantages and Disadvantages of Optimism Numerous research have been conducted in order to find the advantages of optimism on physical health, mental health, coping style, career goals and social relationships. One specific advantage that was studied by Andrew Steptoe and his colleagues was the effect optimism had on healthy behavioral choice of older people in London. Health behavior such as smoking, alcohol consumption and physical activity were factors used for their research. Optimism was…

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    Optimism In Scarlet Letter

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    Nothing can be done without hope and confidence,” stated by Helen Keller. Hope and confidence are words that can describe an optimist, and being optimistic leads to success. Being optimistic is one of the most benefiting things a person could do for themselves. Not only does optimism improve someone’s lifestyle through making them a happier person, it can protect against depression and brings stress levels down. Positive thinking is what leads to a positive change in life. If I thought…

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    Kalyn Brittain If Optimism Were a Person She 'd Have Green Eyes If optimism were a person she 'd have piercing green eyes, green like the buds that bring the hope of a beautiful spring after a cold, cold winter. She would stand the perfect height and her dark brown hair would flow just past her shoulders. She 'd have a slight obsession with cats and her name would be Kristina. I would be fortunate enough to call her my friend. Luckily this person does exist, she may not be optimism but being…

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