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  1. In my opinion, pessimism is a position where a person evaluates everything from the point of view – “everything will be bad”, thereby not giving himself false positive hopes and not getting hopeful later, because he did not expect anything good.

    From the positivist point of view, everything is exactly the opposite (“everything will be fine”).

    But the positivist sees more pluses than minuses in the world, and the world is “more beautiful” for him than for the pessimist.

    On this side, pessimism also loses out in terms of the emergence of disorders and psychosomatic disorders on this basis-world views/worldview/principles, since seeing the world in black tones can greatly affect the perception of the world, yourself and distort reality.

    Although, it is also worth adding that the expectation of positive events and disappointment, if expectations are not met, can also lead to mental disorders. But this point may specifically relate to too unrealistic expectations, which can manifest themselves in failed personalities (infantile/immature).

  2. Because pessimism slows down overcoming difficulties and obstacles and eventually leads to neurosis and frustration, disrupting the adaptive functions of the human psyche and physiology, and optimism, on the contrary, increases adaptation mechanisms, since the optimist is looking for ways to overcome difficulties by mobilizing strength in himself.

  3. Optimism is more pleasant. Pessimism is more realistic (social psychologists have a special term for this: “depressive realism” – in the sense that if a person is skeptical about their capabilities, then they will be closer to the objective situation))

    But in pink glasses, you can dare, and win-this is also true.

    A good article surfaced again today in the FB feed: “О пользе негативного мышления” https://mentorship.pro/%D0%BE-%D0%BF%D0%BE%D0%BB%D1%8C%D0%B7%D0%B5-%D0%BD%D0%B5%D0%B3%D0%B0%D1%82%D0%B8%D0%B2%D0%BD%D0%BE%D0%B3%D0%BE-%D0%BC%D1%8B%D1%88%D0%BB%D0%B5%D0%BD%D0%B8%D1%8F-a8cb903df9e3

  4. Pessimism and Optimism are both useful concepts , they both help you decide whether you need it or not. for example, to buy a video game, an apartment, to thank a friend or other person, but Pessimism is completely negative reflection and at the same time looks for the bad sides of what you are faced with and Optimism is good, but if we are talking about something serious, it is better not to be an optimist, but what you will lose.

  5. Approximately the same reason why choosing the profession of a construction inspector is worse than the profession of a builder.

    At any construction site, those who know how to build need much more than those who know how to look for flaws and give comments.

    Although both are necessary and can be useful.

    Therefore, people with a constructive approach are in high demand, and your child who grew up with a negative, critical approach to life will always suffer from lack of demand. Or he must be a perfect and impeccable critic.

    Optimists who forgive others a lot are also often forgiven a lot, and pessimists notice their every blunder.

    The law of mirroring.

    Don't do to others what you don't want them to do to you.

  6. Still, you should not evaluate pessimism with the term “Bad” . Excessive optimism, like excessive pessimism, makes it difficult to correctly assess reality and act appropriately and productively. Therefore, it is worth recognizing pessimism and a good function to critically evaluate both current events and future ones. so as not to make hasty conclusions and actions

  7. Oddly enough, both forms are not quite correct! Do you know the famous joke on this topic? The pessimist sees blackness, and understands the horror in the tunnel, believes in a complete end. The optimist sees the light at the end of the tunnel, and rejoices in being saved. Only the driver sees two dolbonos on the rails🤣 👍 👍 👍 in the extreme, there are always pros and cons. But it's good just for the “machinist”. Good luck.

  8. I sometimes think that optimism can turn into a placebo and have a real positive effect. Pessimism in nocebo is just the opposite.

    Pessimists are wary of disappointment, which can be paralyzing. Optimists are more motivated.

    I just don't see the point of pessimism, the question is not even ” who should be better?” and “how to become an optimist?”.

  9. this is all shaky and conditional. In fact, the Truth is good, and it can be hopeful, bitter, harsh, unpleasant, and sweet. You need to build around it.

    By the way, interesting data:

    Scientists have dispelled the main myths about relationships and health.

    A group of researchers from the University of California and Stanford, led by Professor Howard Friedman, refuted several generally accepted claims about the impact of emotions on health after a 20-year follow-up of 1,500 men and women.

    *** �It has always been accepted that optimism is the ticket to a happy and, most importantly, long life.
    But no! Researchers have noticed that in fact, cheerful people on average live several years less than “buks”, who rarely joke and are not inclined to a positive perception of reality. And the longest live emotionally stable and even cold people who have a reserve of iron calm.

    Experts explain it this way. They say that optimists are more carefree and start taking care of their health when it's too late to drink borjomi. But emotional endurance and rationality act as the main guarantor of long-term mental and physical health.

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