.I am a pessimist. This was not a decision on my part; it is simply the way I am. But on reflection, I am glad of it.
Every time I park my car in the city, go about my business, and return to find it where I left it -- not towed, unstolen, with windows not shattered by an opportunistic thief after my GPS system -- my heart soars. It's like receiving an unexpected gift from the universe.
Optimists never have this experience. I pity them. What sad, joyless lives they must lead!