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op·ti·mism

(op'ti-mizm),
The tendency to look on the bright side of everything, to believe that there is good in everything.
[L. optimus, best]
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optimism

1. The philosophical doctrine that this world is the best possible one.
2. The personal characteristic of regarding only the bright side of a condition or event and of expecting a favorable result.
See: pessimism
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And good luck telling them "Things can only get better" - when their response could easily be "What if they just stay the same?" Those struggling to feel positive may say things like "A pessimist is never disappointed" and "Life's hard, and then you die" while those cheery optimists may say things like "Whether you're an optimist or a pessimist, the outcome will always be the same - but the optimist will have the better time of it." And "Choose to be optimistic, it feels better."
This yielded a net economic optimists score of 'excellent' +33-two points lower than the +35 in March.
The decrease in the net personal optimists score comes after a 20-point increase over two consecutive quarters.
The authors suggest optimists tend to overestimate their chances of doing well and underestimate their probability of failure.
If you scored between 37 and 50, you're an optimist. Congratulations!
All four classes produced clear winners with 16 year old Zakariya al Wahabi, two times former national Optimist champion, domA[degrees] inating the Laser 4.7 class and Al Moatasem al Farsi, 13, winning nine of the 12 Optimist races with Abdullah al Sarhi securing podium places in all 16 Techno 293 races (6.8 sail) and Abdul al Hadrami winning the Techno 293 (7.8 sail) class.
All four classes produced clear winners with 16-year old Zakariya Suleiman al-Wahabi, two times former national Optimist champion dominating the Laser 4.7 class and Al Mo'atasem al-Farsi, 13, winning nine of the 12 Optimist races with Abdullah Hashil al-Sarhi securing podium places in all 16 Techno 293 races (6.8 sail) and Abdul Majeed al-Hadhrami winning the Techno 293 (7.8 sail) class.
Optimists are also less likely to have high blood pressure, diabetes or smoke.
Durant noted that officers were investigating issues at the Paris Optimist Skateboard Park, with drug charge laid and suspects identified in connection with acts of vandalism at the park.
Participants were asked to report on the level of stress they perceived in their day-to-day lives, and self-identify along a continuum as optimists or pessimists.

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