The pessimist complains about the wind; the optimist expects it to change; the realist adjusts the sails.
I know I'm not going to be in your head all the time. But once you know me, I'll be forever in your heart.
Your strength will be found when you stop struggling with yourself, instead of thinking everyone is a struggle worth overcoming. Every obstacle in life is a lesson that teaches us, not others.
People who are too optimistic seem annoying. This is an unfortunate misinterpretation of what an optimist really is. An optimist is neither naive, nor blind to the facts, nor in denial of grim reality. An optimist believes in the optimal usage of all options available, no matter how limited. As such, an optimist always sees the big picture. How else to keep track of all that’s out there? An optimist is simply a proactive realist. An idealist focuses only on the best aspects of all things (sometimes in detriment to reality); an optimist strives to find an effective solution. A pessimist sees limited or no choices in dark times; an optimist makes choices. When bobbing for apples, an idealist endlessly reaches for the best apple, a pessimist settles for the first one within reach, while an optimist drains the barrel, fishes out all the apples and makes pie. Annoying? Yes. But, oh-so tasty!
I think Bernie Sanders is a realist.
What I am is something unbearable for the world of journalism and the world of cliches. I'm a realist.
Anyone who doesn't believe in miracles is not a realist.
I am a mixture of idealist and realist.
I try to be a realist and not a pessimist or an optimist.