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This is one of my favorite songs that is a perfect example of an extremely pessimistic person. It tells the story of a man who lost his wife and is telling his son to never fall in love in case everything goes wrong like it did for the singer. "So don't fall in love, there's just too much to lose." (Mayday Parade) ***https://www.bing.com/videos/search?q=terrible+things+mayday+parade+lyric+video&qpvt=terrible+things+mayday+parade+lyric+video&view=detail&mid=5048C98F89F2D89111B75048C98F89F2D89111B7&&FORM=VRDGAR
This is an Info-graphic map describing what “a glass half-full” and “a glass half-empty” really mean and comparing these metaphors to the idea that it is better to be pessimistic rather than optimistic. ***http://online.wsj.com/media/GlassFullV2080414.jpg
In this article, the writer talks about both side and does not make an argument as to which is better, but instead, lists pros and cons of both sides. "A clue comes from a new line of research into how both pessimists and optimists use their differing views of the world to motivate themselves." (Jeremy Dean) Is an example of their on-biased opinion of the dispute. Dean, Jeremy. "Pessimism vs Optimism" ***PsychCentral, March 17, 2011. https://psychcentral.com/blog/pessimism-vs-optimism/
This article goes in an interesting direction by saying that "blind optimism can leave you ill-prepared for stressful situations" (Melody Wilding). She looks at the long dispute from an entrepreneur's stand point and compares both sides with real research and hard evidence to support her claim. ***Wilding, Melody. "When Being a Pessimist Can Be a Good Thing" PsychCentral, June 23, 2017 https://psychcentral.com/blog/when-being-a-pessimist-can-be-a-good-thing/?li_source=LI&li_medium=popular17
This article explains that "a pessimist outlook towards the happenings in life can make you reach a relatively confident state and a positive outlook" (Ankita Shrivastava). By saying this, Shrivastava is re-insinuating her argument. Throughout the article, she gives ten main reasons as to why being pessimistic is better than being optimistic. She backs up her thesis with actual evidence and supports her claim entirely.
***Shrivastava, Ankita. "Top 10 Reasons Why Pessimism is Better than Optimism" ListCrux, October 7, 2014 http://listcrux.co/top-10-reasons-pessimism-better-optimism/
In this site, four normal people share their opinion on how they feel about pessimism vs. optimism such as "the optimist may be happier, but a series of setbacks could easily turn them into a bitter realist, which isn’t a happy place to be at all". They also go over the ideology of realism and how it differs from pessimism and optimism. ***Mayevski, Richard. Conley, Dixie. Sprogis, Uldis. Poonacha, Sahitya. "Is Optimism Better Than Pessimism?" Quora, September 30, 2017. https://www.quora.com/Is-optimism-better-than-pessimism