We often think about the meaning and origin of the word ‘optimist’ since it is a ‘not-so-commonly-used’ term. The term comes from the Latin word, ‘optimum’ which means ‘best thing’. Optimism can be further described as the tendency of a person to remain positive through whatever situations he/she goes through. It is quite difficult to remain positive while going through a difficult situation. At some or the other point we will start murmuring about those situations that are being topsy-turvy.
Optimism is the factor that acts as fuel for our vehicle called life. The moment you stop thinking positively is the moment you would be dead mentally. Optimism helps each of us to be ‘imperfectly perfect’ in our daily lives. Life is packed up with the both sorrows and joys. It would be boring if life is constantly revolved around happiness. It should be a mixture of adventurous and risk taking, only then life becomes interesting. And in order to overcome all these, we should be optimistic or else we would be stuck in our journey called life.
We ourselves decide on how our life should be spent. Anyway, the world is going to give a lot of miseries, and we all know it. Knowingly why should we spoil our life thinking about it unnecessarily and rather if we give a positive approach to it and don’t care whatever comes and leave, life will be simply amazing.
Suppose you have higher authorities with mood swings in your working atmosphere who scolds you for anything and everything you do, automatically you should think that whatever you do, she/he is not going to say anything good. There are people who get tensed and cry for the same but think it the other way. Some people don’t care about it at all. There lies the optimist in you! If you attempt to just smile at whatever he/she says, they will decide to not scold you since they know that you won’t take it seriously (and yes, this can be applied only when you work and don’t get the expected appreciation from higher authorities). If you are not planning to work and you smile at your boss when he/she scold, then you can better search for a new job!
People who study literature, when they hear the word optimism will surely think about Robert Browning. For people who don’t know, he is an English poet and dramatist who mastered in the art of dramatic monologue and lived in the Victorian Age (1837-1901). It is often said that among all the writers who lived in the Victorian Era, Browning is the only one who saw the silver lining of the cloud (even if it’s a dark cloud) in the sky, which meant that he is an optimist. He had only positive thoughts in his works which made people smile and think when they read his works. Why can’t we all try to be like Robert Browning, ignoring the dark clouds concentrating on the silver lining alone to lead a successful life?
Better things are on its way, folks!