Optimism (JustJoJan)

Inspired by and written for JustJoJan – thank you, June

Definition: Optimism – n. hopefulness and confidence about the future or the success of something

Form: Free Write

Let’s face it, none of us would do anything if we didn’t think there was some chance it will work out. Now, whether it works out how we imagined is something else. I see optimism as the spark that could ignite the light at the end of a tunnel. Could, if something is not meant to be nothing will ignite that light, and a new tunnel needs to be travelled.

I am neither optimistic nor pessimistic, I like an even balance. I believe in being realistic and weighing up the pros and cons before making decisions. In fact, being over-optimistic or over-pessimistic is not healthy and for mental health even dangerous. Optimism won’t be of any use if things go wrong and one is not prepared for that contingency. Likewise, pessimism is useless when things succeed.

Yes, all that means I analyze. probably over-analyse, every damn thing. but I am very aware if I go too far positive or negative my mental health breaks down into chaotic spirals, and I have no chance of coping with that – and that is never a good place to be. Balance is key

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