The pessimist finds fault;
the optimist discovers a remedy.
The pessimist seeks sympathy;
the optimist spreads cheer.
The pessimist criticizes circumstances;
the optimist changes conditions.
The pessimist complains about the apple seeds;
the optimist plants them.
The pessimist imagines impending peril;
the optimist sees signs of prosperity.
The pessimist disparages;
the optimist encourages.
The pessimist creates loneliness;
the optimist finds friends.
The pessimist nibbles at the negative;
the optimist is nourished by the positive.
The pessimist builds barriers;
the optimist removes roadblocks.
The pessimist invents trouble;
the optimist enriches the environment.
from William Arthur Ward
an inspiration for my life, giving the aspiration to full fill my lung, i share this with you, and im spread it through you.
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