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The Optimist vs the Pessimist

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The optimist turns the impossible into the possible;
the pessimist turns the possible into the impossible.
The optimist pleasantly ponders how high the kite will fly;
the pessimist woefully wonders how soon the kite will fall.
The optimist sees a green near every sand trap;
the pessimist sees a sand trap near every green.
The optimist looks at the horizon and sees an opportunity;
the pessimist peers into the distance and fears a problem.

To the optimist all doors have handles and hinges;

to the pessimist all doors have locks and latches.
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Thursday, August 27, 2015
Topic(s) of this poem: uplifting
Rohith Appleseed 10 January 2019

Great practice for my grade 10 la final which I hopefully will get a good mark in.

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Chinedu Dike 01 September 2015

Lovely piece of poetry, well articulated and insightfully penned with conviction. The pessimistic sees a cup half empty while the optimistic sees one half full. Thanks for sharing.

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Rajnish Manga 27 August 2015

This is a very objective assessment of both type of individuals as well as negative and positive points attached with both the traits- pessimism and optimism. It reflects upon your sharp observation. Nice one.

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