What is optimism?

By Danae Bakouni (A class)

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Optimism is a form of positive thinking that includes the belief that you are responsible for your own happiness, and that more good things will continue to happen to you in the future.

 

Ever heard the expression “the glass is half full?” It usually refers to how optimistic people see the world. But what does it mean? It means that when you see the glass half full you are an optimistic person because you see everything positively but when you see it half empty you are pessimistic. There are 45 reasons that show the benefit of being optimistic. Firstly, it gives you a reason for living. Also Research shows that it increases longevity. That means that when you do a task you do it without stress because stress is sometimes bad for our health. You are always happy because it creates a sense of fulfillment and satisfaction. Every obstacle that is in front of you face it calmly .It enables you to handle and put your emotions in check which creates a positive anticipation of the future.

 

In work it promotes self confidence and boosts self esteem, self respect and integrity and it enhances various coping skills developed in order to combat life’s struggles.  Moreover it forges persistence which is an essential trait required for achieving success and that increases your level of productivity.

 

As we can see being optimistic is only beneficial for us because when we believe in something everything can happen.

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