Optimists choose to value a glass that is half filled with water. Pessimists acknowledge the missing water, and complain as they tell the waitress to fill up the glass. Optimism is a trait that certain people exhibit, displaying a distinctive outlook on life. It is a tactic that involves focusing on the positive sides of an issue while struggling through terrible circumstances. Throughout the novel Candide, the author Voltaire uses the base principle expressed
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wanted to live by, therefore he based his own life around the principle of being productive. I believe when a person is focused on one particular aspect of their life, they are more content with the way the world works. If a person is involved in an event in their life, they must work to attain satisfaction. Once the desired level of satisfaction has been reached, people seem to have a healthier outlook on life.