posted on Sep, 29 2009 @ 08:57 AM
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Optimism is "an inclination to put the most favorable construction upon actions and events or to anticipate the best possible outcome". It is the
philosophical opposite of pessimism. Optimists generally believe that people and events are inherently good, so that most situations work out in the
end for the best.
Alternatively, some optimists believe that regardless of the external world or situation, one should choose to feel good about it and make the most of
it. This kind of optimism doesn't say anything about the quality of the external world; it's an internal optimism about one's own feelings