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It has many meanings such like :
- taking a precaution to prevent a near death experience
- level of optimism
- they see the cup as nor half full or half empty as to them it is constantly filling whilst constantly emptying
- for a good thing to happen a bad must follow and vice versa
our everyday lives are contributed to by pessimists, optimists and pessimistic optimists. An example of this is that : the optimists invent the aeroplane (great invention defies gravity and stuff), then the pessimists come along and think “no I don’t like that” so they come up with the parachute. Hey presto two great inventions one from a hopeful lunatic and one paranoid hopeful. You have the plane but how about the glider? Once again the optimists make them and such the pessimists the parachute. Now who tests it? The pessimist won’t yet as the optimist trusts his handiwork to much he want to go without any safety so the pessimist stops him. Now no one’s testing it. “I know” they think and they go fetch Dave from the local cafe. Everyone say hi Dave...Now Dave is s pessimistic optimist and he loves the idea of just gliding down to earth however he doesn’t want to die if it goes wrong so he takes the pessimist’s parachute. This is one definition of a pessimistic optimist: taking a precaution to prevent death or severe pain.
by camacam2 July 12, 2010
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