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The Optimist and the Pessimist

This is the story of one day in the lives of Mr. Optimist and Mr. Pessimist. They both experience the same events, have the same job and play the same sport but their feelings and thoughts make one an optimist and the other a pessimist. For example:- Mr. O. wakes up in the morning and thinks “Another great day”. Whereas Mr. P. pulls the covers over his head and thinks “Just ten more minutes.” In work Mr. O. feels lucky to have a good job with prospects while Mr. P. would rather be at home - “It’s a dead end job anyway.” Mr. O. plays sport expecting to win but Mr. P. expects a bad shot very time. Mr. P. greets his future wife with thoughts of “Ball and chain” Mr. O. thinks “Bed!” - Mr. O. sees a future full of idyllic summer days barbecuing in the garden Mr. P. sees coming home to seven screaming children and a wife worn out by housework - Mr. O. walks his fiancee to her flat thinking “Tonight is my lucky night.” Mr. P. is sure there is no chance so he walks his fiancee to her bus stop.

Mr. O.’s last thought before sleep is “Life really is great” Mr. P.’s last thought is “Life really is a bore”


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