Is optimism just a delusion?
Are optimists merely happy fools, floating around, oblivious to all the pain and suffering in the world?
Can it be that pessimism is a more accurate perception of reality?
I personally feel that optimism and pessimism are both delusional by nature. The difference being that the former can serve our needs, while the latter works against us.
So it’s true that delusion is not always a bad thing — it can actually be very useful!
Optimistic people take chances, reach beyond their grasp, and refuse to quit. These qualities can help lead them to greater success in life. Sure, it can easily bring about failure as well, but an optimistic person will not stay down. They will just take that hit and keep moving forward towards the bright light shining beyond the darkness.
That is someone we should all strive to be like.
So feel free to allow yourself to give into positive delusion sometimes. See both the light and the darkness, but choose the light.
As long as you’re realistic, and prepared for the worst, expecting the best is never a bad thing.