This is part of the A-Z Challenge posts. In keeping with my theme of emotions and states of being, this is where “O” took me.
Is there a difference between being optimistic and having optimism? If one is optimistic is it something they practice daily or does it come naturally after having practiced for so long? If someone chooses to adopt an optimistic attitude is it something they checkout of a library? Something they borrow temporarily just to give back when they no longer need it? If one is optimistic does that mean they are actually naive? Did they just have an easy life that didn’t beat them to a pulp and they don’t realize that others don’t have things so easy?
If someone has an optimistic attitude, does that mean they’re climbing a ladder? They’re poking their head out of the dark damp hole and looking above into the light? Do they see the dark dungeon they’ve crawled out of and see that if the just keep climbing a little more they’ll make it out of the cave? Does being optimistic mean being happy? Can one be optimistic and not be happy? Are we born optimistic and slowly learn to be less optimistic over time? Is optimism a natural state of being? Is it something that comes and goes? Can being optimistic change your life? Can it change the way you see things and in turn change the path you take? Is it like putting on a pair of glasses and seeing things more clearly?