Being pessimistic not only infringes on our own lives, but that of our partners, family and friends. It can make us feel overwhelmed, useless and incompetent, sad and alone, self-pitying and abandonment, an outcast, withdrawn and empty inside.
Living with pessimism is a challenge but not one that can’t be overcome. Pessimism although it can interfere with intimacy in a relationship, it can be managed through the right support mechanisms. Everyone has a right and deserves to find happiness within ourselves and our life, so that we can be successful at what we choose to do.
It is counter-productive hiding behind our personalities. No-one is born that way, we live our life, we can change our belief system, learning to see ‘our glass half full’ will improve our physical, emotional and spiritual state.
A lot of what we play out in our lives is what we have seen in our formative years. It’s also safe to assume that ‘parental pessimism’ is something we learn from our parents, but with willpower, understanding and determination I believe we can start to be more optimistic.