To know that people who are optimistic will often see more opportunities and not want to give up, compared to those who are pessimistic.
Optimistic people are able to put problems behind them and take a positive view of the future. Optimism is an attitude to life that prevents people from becoming apathetic, or giving up hope.
People with low optimism often have feelings of fear and uncertainty about the future. In some cases this can lead to high levels of anxiety. This anxiety can lead to the debilitating activity of ‘rumination’. Rumination is a term often used to describe a negative internal dialogue that people have with themselves. If your level of optimism is low then you may well imagine all the things that could possibly go wrong.