Which do you think is "better"? What do you usually go with?
The only way you can live with just optimistic is if you are ALWAYS optimistic, such as myself. I'm kind of happy at everything, no matter what happens there's always something else to make me happy :D
Which in a sense is also realistic because I'm happy for what is REAL. :)
I dont belive there is really such thing as an optimist, pessimist, or realist, because people tend to change all the time emotionally.
However, different times call for different emotions. So the best way I can answer your question:
You need both.
Hope this helps :)
I would rhyme for both of the choices,
You can't be real without being optimistic
You can't be positive without being real
It's like having the "give and take relationship"
im a realist but I do miss being blindly optimistic my rule is ignorance is bliss but knowlage is power and im powerful and hopfuly not misurable
if your realistic, usually things just look dull and sad. if your optimistic, it hurts more when you get disappointed. its true, you need both.
You need both
Just at different times.