but don't expect
The really good thing about Pessimists is that they don't
ignore the possibility of failure. That gives them a chance
to explore the possibilities and have alternate plans ready.
It's just really important not to EXPECT the worse to happen,
because you may actually do subtle actions to ruin your chances
Expect nothing, gain everything.
Enjoy the good times while they
You believe that the good times won't last, right? But what
are you doing while they're here? There's no law that says
you can't enjoy the wonderful moments that life has to offer.
So stop worrying that the worse is yet to come, and get to
enjoying what's here now.
Don't make things worse
You create your own reality by every choice you make. If you
believe that something is going to be bad, and you stop trying
to make it better, it might actually get worse. You'll feel
vindicated in that you expected it, but being in a worse situation
won't make you feel any better, now will it? Be aware that
you might be making the bad times happen.
You don't need to suffer
Yes, there is suffering in the world, and you should do something
about it; just don't feel bad and believe you have to suffer
yourself. Starving yourself is not going to feed a hungry
child in a Third World Country (unless you mail them your
sandwich). Feeling badly about a homeless person is not going
to get them off the street any time soon. Don't feel guilty
for having more than someone else, or just for having a good
By taking care of yourself, the world
has one less person who's in pain.