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Optimism is trust that things will get better no matter how bad they seem, looking for the best aspects of any situation, and the belief that good will inevitably triumph over evil.
An optimist looks at a rose and ignores the thorns. A pessimist focuses on the thorns, oblivious of the rose.
by Deej July 24, 2004
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The view that Optimus Prime is the ultimate deity, father figure, and driving force of the universe.
Jane: Thank God for Optimus.
John: Don't you mean, "thank Optimus for God?"
One example of Optimism as a religion.
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Optimism is an outlook on life such that one maintains a view of the world as a positive place, or one's personal situation as a positive one.
Optimism - An English Test Cricketer applying sunscreen when he is about to go into bat.
by PHOENlX March 10, 2009
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(optimism) you get into a horrible car crash, but atleast you have insurance!!!!
by morocco monroe June 04, 2010
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A college student looking in their wallet expecting to see money.
College kid 1: *checks wallet* Darn. No money. So much for optimism.
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Optimism is the hope for a better tomorrow. It is to believe that one day the bad will go and there will be lots of room for the good. With optimism, you can learn to smile and be happy because your inner soul keeps reminding you that tomorrow will be better.
Optimism is essential to achievement and it is also the foundation of courage. ~ Nicholas Butler
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"Optimism is the opium of the masses.
Pessimism is the pesticide of society." - Ken Muslimvoic
I guess he meant that hope gives the masses fake illusions in the way things are.. and negative pessimism and mistrust in society weeds out "social agitators" and keeps them from doing anything.
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