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What is your outlook on life (A serious thread.).
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Posted 1/14/15
Is there a "glass filling up too fast; need a bigger glass" option? Because I'd totally pick that.
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26 / M / Connecticut
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not optimistic at all
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26 / M / Waterloo, Ontario
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I don't have a very positive outlook on life, because most people around me are too ignorant and deluded. Most people believe we can continue the infinite growth paradigm. Meaning we can keep on going on the path of infinite consumption and infinite population growth. That's not possible on a finite planet.
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glass is always full, half water+ half air. Serious note, its half empty, there is always something lacking.
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I don't know. Find daily life kinda bothersome but interesting at the same time. Something like expect the worst and hope for the best? So if i had to choose, pessimist lol.
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I like to think that I'm an optimist. I believe that the world is doing well right now and if we play our cards right and it stays like this then it's a win for all of us. I've personally reached nirvana so I'm happy with my life and I love my girlfriend so life couldn't be better in my opinion. There are ways that the world could be improved - a lot of them defy common sense though. We're more likely to be thrown off guard by things like UKIP than reach this magical point. Nonetheless, it benefits us all to be kind to each other and the more people realise that - the better life will be.

I gave money to a beggar on the street today as well - he was sleeping on the streets so I gave him about £1.40 as it's snowing and pretty cold so he could actually be homeless. I personally don't believe that's possible in Scotland though.
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I am definitely in the "glass is half-full" camp. I went through some very horrible suffering with mental health issues for close to a decade and a half before things got significantly better. I was suffering from severely bad OCD (which I still have, but things have gotten better). Most people don't know much about the condition and how bad it can be for many with it, and I won't try to explain why it was so hard for me, but for years, day after day...every day was a struggle and I was 'combating' my issues nearly every day for years.

Here is the thing: Your outlook on life and your attitude about life in general can do a lot for you; either positive or negative. People going through a lot of suffering or hardship, but who have a firm foundation in positivity, can prevail in the face of hard issues, or at least hold on the best they can when things are really tough. Those who are steeped in negativity can suffer more than they would if things were the opposite, really, they will suffer more and will be suffering more than they have to, no matter how their life is, whether it is a pretty normal life or one where a pretty bad hand was dealt to them.

We can choose to be positive or choose to be negative. Everybody suffers in life and the suffering starts to suck us into negativity, but if we try to adhere to positivity with diligence, we can be positive people, or at least not become a real negative person. To have a pretty consistently positive outlook in life, and feel positive on a consistent basis, you need to choose it in yourself and in your heart very often; condition this outlook and feeling in you and it will be reinforced and become fortified within you, which is great, especially when something very hard comes your way, because that will knock you off your feet.

At least, perhaps this can be some guidelines to being a happier person in life. Like so many things, there is so much to these things, I'm sure. For instance, I'm sure positivity comes easier to some while harder to others. Maybe such things can be influenced (among other things) by certain things in our genes, perhaps even things in our biochemistry.

I do know, though, that if you can help keep yourself generally happy in life, that is great, not just for the sake of oneself, but also, this better helps you to be good and kind to others, and that is very important, because this very thing, collectively, helps make the world a better place.
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I haven't even thought about it till now.
i'm not evne sure
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Not optimistic in the least.
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symphonicecho wrote:


bartdaymer wrote:

I enjoy it quite a bit. I have a full-time job, my own house and a girlfriend who I am going to marry once we finish our degrees. I do not see why you do not enjoy it. From an atheist stand point, I believe, this is all we have and after that there is nothing. So appreciate what little you do have before you say " it sucks"<- all EMO style. Besides, if you want a better life maybe you should try getting off the couch and doing something with it. Take it from me, I was born poor with drug addicted parents I jumped from friends houses until I was the age of 20 and decided to do something with my life. Honestly, that is all it really takes, decide you want something better and make it happen.

pew pew

Who are you calling a lazy "emo", dumbass? Oh I get it, the emo thread. I like how trolls stalk my posts looking for ammunition, its flattering to receive that kind of attention. Well, I'm not an emo but I don't mind being called it as a baseless accusation that has no merit whatsoever. On that thread I did nothing but criticize it. And I never lived off my parents until I was 20 you false psychic fuck. ~


I agree with your rebuttal, though I vary differently from you as I am not an optimist, I just very much really don't like life. Due to experiences in my life that I've discussed in other threads as well as some stuff I keep to myself I am empty inside, so the label "emo" I don't really think applies to me. When I smile and/or laugh or say in texts things like, "hahaha" or "lol" or what have you it's all fake. I pretend things make me laugh or smile or angry so I'll be socially accepted when I am around people, or to show people that I appreciate their attempts to make me feel something, basically not to hurt their feelings. I may be an emotionless pile of shit but it doesn't mean I want to be alone.
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Have to say, more of a realist pessimist. The world is fucking shit and I don't want to become part of it. but idk. maybe i'm a bit biased. There's a few big reasons I'm able to say that, and not just because I'm incredibly cynical.
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29 / M / Bullhead City, AZ
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You're also only 14, so you have those raging teenage hormones and the typical teenage mentality that life sucks because -high school-.

Now with that said, I'm not saying you may not have some serious issues as anything's possible, but typically teenagers, especially ones in their early teens, like to think they know how the world works and have the answer to everything.
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I hate people. I really hate people. There are so many idiots and hypocrites polluting society that it isn't even funny anymore. But, life is still fun. I'll be fighting to enjoy my life, or fighting to live until I take my last breath. There are parts of this life that I haven't enjoyed, and there are parts that I have. There are memories that I hate, and memories that I love. But looking back, I didn't always dislike the bad, and I didn't always enjoy the good. No matter your situation, you can find a reason to smile, or at least find things amusing. Life is too short to spend time depressed and miserable. A few experiences during childhood woke me up to that fact. Live to smile, but hang onto the value of a life and help those that deserve it when you can.
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22 / M / Indiana
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I love life! I always say live life to the fullest and live a happy life. If your not happy change it. Even if it means downgrading in some areas. If you live a not so happy life you'll regret it later on, no doubt about it. Just be happy and smile more!
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a serious thread? doesn't look like this is the place for me
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