An optimist, when faced with a problem, tends to nd the upside to the situation and starts figuring out ways to solve that problem or ways to turn it around. A pessimist, however, immediately throws up his hands, and yells, “That’s it; it’s all over. I can’t handle this anymore.” Or he will distance himself from the problem, pretending it doesn’t matter. This is denial, and it never works.
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So hard to do in the heat of the moment when the situation presents itself. I'm great at helping others see the positive and I can do it for myself...after the fact. I continue to struggle to not "react."