“A pessimist is a pessimist, and an optimist is an optimist! They’re not the same!” is maybe what you’re trying to say. Well, I can’t object you. You’re not wrong, because they are indeed not the same. But, I’ve NEVER said that they are the same.I said that they CAN be the same, The reason why I said that, was because of my personal experience. I’m a PESSIMIST. I admit it with no regret. So, does being a pessimist make me an optimist? It’s probably not. But, I’ll tell you this. The reason why I became a pessimist in the first place, was because before, I was an optimistic person.
Hoping so much; wishing for something that probably will never come true; and seeing everything that happens as a good thing, is what I used to do as an optimist. They’re also probably the characteristics of other optimistic people. Those are not the characteristic of a pessimist. But, do you know? “Keep moving forward” is one of many phrases that optimists say. It literally means that an optimist does not look back on the past. Well, that’s one of a pessimist’s characteristics. Well, may it’s not what all pessimist will say, but some pessimists don’t really care of what happens to them. They consider bad thing that happens to them as an usual events. It doesn’t bother them and they don’t hold any grudge or regret about it. For me, that’s what I believe.
More precisely, I said a pessimist could be an optimist because some pessimists become pessimistic because they don’t want to regret anything, or rather, they want to avoid having a false hope. A pessimist is usually someone who easily gets depressed. So, in order not to get depressed over something that unexpectedly happen, they don’t hope too much. Basically, it’s almost the same as an optimist who does his/her best so that he/she doesn’t regret it later. It’s kind of ironic, isn’t it? When pessimists try not to get depressed, they end up looking depressed. Actually, that’s on of the reason why I became pessimistic.
Anyway, what I’m trying to say is, pessimists are not bad, they just have different views and ways of handling things, unlike optimists. To put it more bluntly, being pessimistic is a way of a coward, while being optimistic is a way of o fool. I’m supporting for fellow pessimists. For optimists, please be nice to them, because they’re not entirely different from you.