“Just when you think it can’t get any worse, it can. And just when you think it can’t get any better, it can.”
― Nicholas Sparks
So, if optimists are surprised and saddened when things do get worse, and happy only when things do get better than anticipated, optimists are – if they’re lucky – happy only 50% of the time.
And if pessimists are happy to be proven correct when things do get worse, and are surprised and happy when things do get better than anticipated, pessimists are therefore happy 100% of the time.
Ergo, it’s better to be a pessimist.
The pessimist in me suspects life is about to get a lot more difficult after the first of next year.
If it happens, I’ll be happy my prediction was correct.
But I’ll also be happy if it isn’t.
I’m a happy, pessimist-kinda guy.