I think the scariest part about being an “optimistic realist” is the moment when you get to a certain point in a situation where you can no longer see the light at the end of the tunnel. And it’s not because you’re a negative person; You know you aren’t one simply because you’re optimistic. But because you have weighed your options and neither of the choices fall in your favor. This becomes the point where you know that if you continue to seek a positive outcome you are actually only lying to yourself. You’re a realist and you know that you are inevitably going to have to choose between one of the two you’re presented with. There is no third choice no matter how hard you try to make one. And that sucks because in the end you’re still going to be unhappy somehow. And being unhappy sucks. I need some ice cream and a foot massage..