An Optimistic Viewpoint

Taylor - Gibsonia, Pennsylvania
Entered on October 27, 2008
Age Group: Under 18
Themes: hope

We’ve all been in a position we don’t want to be in. Bad things have happened to each and every one of us. What decides our character is how we cope with these unwanted, undesirable instances. As a friend once told me, “Everything will eventually work out. It may not work out how we want it to, but it will work out somehow.” I find this statement to be extremely wise and true. As she said, no one has ever died from an occasion such as a fight with a friend or family member. The world doesn’t end when you run out of milk and have to drink orange juice for breakfast. Things will eventually sort themselves out; that’s simply the way of the world. As bad as the world may seem sometimes, we all have to stay optimistic and remember that things will all work out in the end.

Being a competitive tennis player, there are many times when i have to miss social functions for a tournament. I’m sure many other busy teens have this same issue. If I sulk and pout and get mad over it, I will just upset myself and the people around me more than is necessary. If I remind myself that everything will work out, I can have a more optimistic viewpoint on the subject. I may have missed an important party or a fun gathering, but in the long run, this won’t matter, and most likely, what I was doing will.

If everyone keeps an optimistic viewpoint on life and doesn’t worry about the little things, the whole world will be a happier place to live in. Bad moods affect everyone around you, not just yourself, so when you are upset or angry about something, that spreads to the people around you and makes everyone upset. If everybody tried to stay happier and not “sweat the small stuff”, that would have a positive effect on everyone and would make a more positive environment for the world. This is why I believe that we should always remember that things will always work out, even if they don’t work out the way we had hoped.