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Old 01-01-2007, 07:05 PM   #16
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I'm rather personally optimistic, as 2007 looks set to be a really good year on most fronts in my life. On a national political level, I am being very cautiously optimistic that maybe we can see some positive change in this year's election. However, on a more global level, I am extremely pessimistic. Tension in many parts of the world just seems to be getting worse and I have no idea how a myriad of difficult situations are going to reach a positive conclusion any time soon.
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Old 01-01-2007, 07:21 PM   #17
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personally, i'm chuffed at my life.

as for the rest of the world, i'm permanently jaded.
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Old 01-01-2007, 07:58 PM   #18
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Somewhat optimistic but worried as well...worried that the Bush regime will attack Iran sometime this year and all hell will break lose. It's a very distinct possibility - Bush/Cheney have absolutely nothing to lose.
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I'm pretty optimistic about my own life.

Cautiously optimistic for my country.

Globally, fairly pessimistic, but I sure hope I'm wrong.
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Why be so pessimistic about the world when there is less and less conflict with every passing year?
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Old 01-02-2007, 05:03 AM   #21
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it's not just conflict.
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Old 01-02-2007, 06:31 AM   #22
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Indeed it's not just conflict. In fact, there's more conflict in Iraq than anywhere else, and that's the very place that there was supposed to be at peace. I'm very pessimistic about the future of that godforsaken country. It's a cesspool of terrorists.
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Personally: private life yes, absolutely; business dunno- is nothing but a freak show of ups and downs.

For my country? lol.

Globally? Not.
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Personally, on the whole yes, I'm optimistic. I always am. Though there is one area about which I'm very very pessimistic. . .so much so that I might make plans to see a counselor to deal with it. It's one of The Big Issues (starting a family). I want to. . .and I don't think it's going to happen.

Nationally and globally--I'm neither pessimistic nor optimistic. I just figure whatever happens will happen and we all will roll with the punches. I don't fear any kind of worldwide catastrophe (though I suppose one could always happen) nor do I anticipate some sort of Utopian age being ushered in either. The world will keep on turning. . .

but I think we can make a positive difference in the world, and that's worth something.
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I don't think I'm optimistic on any front. In general the world seems to be on a negative tilt.

But as long as I can walk, talk, breathe, see and everything else there's always reason to be optimistic. I'm less of a pessimist than I used to be, mainly because I find that being a pessimist is such a draining and unhappy way in which to live. Spring usually makes me optimistic.
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Old 01-02-2007, 09:42 AM   #26
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Personally: Yes, 2007 is going to be a HUGE year for me.

Globally: Nup...the world is getting fucked, and its never going to get better unless some pretty big things are changed, and i dont see that happen as we are still all so comsumed by the mighty $$ that i doubt we'll see anything of real change happen.
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Originally posted by MrsSpringsteen
I don't think I'm optimistic on any front. In general the world seems to be on a negative tilt.

But as long as I can walk, talk, breathe, see and everything else there's always reason to be optimistic.
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Originally posted by MrsSpringsteen
I don't think I'm optimistic on any front. In general the world seems to be on a negative tilt.

But as long as I can walk, talk, breathe, see and everything else there's always reason to be optimistic.
Well said, Mrs S.

Personally: Yes
Professionally: Cautiously optimistic
Globally: No
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