The differences between pessimists, optimists and realists

By Peta Hawker
October 2 2018 - 11:00pm
DIFFERENCE: Peta Hawker says a realist just gets on with life and "drinks the water, understanding that to be in the moment is often the smartest thing to do".

A glass contains 50 per cent water. A pessimist is a person who considers the glass half full; an optimist considers the glass half empty. A realist drinks the water. 

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