Optimist Vs Pessimist

Hi friends …

A day ago I was just discussing about the things happening in and around people and the incidence from the film 3 Idiot. Suddenly he gave a brief note about what is Optimist and Pessimist. His wordings goes as below.

A note On Types of people by Aswin Jeganath :

According to me there are only two  kinds of people in the world- (i) Optimist and (ii) Pessimist.

Let’s see what the Oxford University Press defines them

Optimism :: hopefulness and confidence about the future or the success of something

Pessimism :: lack of hope or confidence in the future

Simply put, an optimist always says “I can” and a pessimist always says “I can’t”. But I can tell you for sure that nobody is perfectly optimistic or pessimistic. Everyone is an optimist and a pessimist to certain extent, but the intensity differs and that changes things a lot. As I go on through this I will tell you why it is important to be optimistic.

How can changing the way of thinking help me?

This is a common question that I’ve been asked. When I tell people to think positively they tend to ask this question. In that case I can tell it to your face that “it does changes lots of things”. It is based on “you are what you think”. This thinking sense is very peculiar to human beings, changing the way the humans think can change this whole world. If we look back into the history we can very well learn that man is able to do almost anything. Look at the inventions of humans. The telephone, television, radio, airplanes, motorcycles etc. We won’t live a life like this if all these inventions were not made or if these inventors hadn’t been positive about their inventions. All these inventions are the result of human thoughts. See how powerful the human thoughts are, they create things. In a nutshell, thoughts become things. Whatever the human thinks, it happens. He thinks of a robot and he invents a robot. If all these scientists had said “I can’t” then we would still be igniting fire with stones.

“Watch your thoughts, for they become words.
Watch your words, for they become actions.
Watch your actions, for they become habits.
Watch your habits, for they become character.
Watch your character, for it becomes your destiny.”


You speak what is in your mind. You do what your mind says to do. If you keep saying “I can’t, it’s difficult” then it becomes your destiny. Everybody will start saying “you can’t”. You do know how you will feel if you are being discouraged. If you discourage yourself then everybody is going to do the same. On the contrary, if u keep encouraging yourself then others will do the same. The Indian cricket team cannot win without the crowd cheering them. The same applies to you.

Be optimistic.

This the next question that I’m asked. It’s quite easy to be positive. Don’t be worried about very distant future. You just have to know what happens today and tomorrow. Pessimists are often worried about very distant future and they keep saying something will happen after some years and I will not be able to shine in this field. Stop thinking like that. Keep telling yourself “everything is fine”. I will tell you an example. Suppose you have to travel by road for a long distance at night. The surroundings are completely dark. There are lights in the car but they show you only the next 200 feet or something. But you have to travel a long distance how can lighting up just 200 feet help you pass in the dark? We all know the answer to that question. This exactly is life. Our destination is not visible, it’s completely dark or hidden by fog and we can see only the next few steps. What did you answer before this? The same answer applies here. You know for sure that you will reach your destination safely even if you know what is ahead of you for a short distance. Likewise you should not worry about what is going to happen in the future. You plan for today, execute the plan and the life will do well for you. If you are going to keep thinking badly and keep worrying about future then forever you to keep worrying. So think, speak to yourself and act.

Hope so you will be optimistic here after !!!