Vinomom made this comment on my last blog post. Funny that you describe yourself as overly optimistic. I haven't been reading your blog long but would probably not describe you that way
I started to respond in the comments and thought...well, fuck, this is MY blog so I can bore the entire blogging community with my bullshit.
IRL I am optimistic to the point of getting myself in a lot of shit because of it. I always think good is going to happen and I have to be practically beaten over the head to admit someone I trusted was a bad person or even did a bad thing. I forgive everybody but more, I totally forget. That also gets me in trouble since the past does have a way of coming around again like a circle. I believe that sometimes you need to yell and get stuff out of your system rather than pick at the scab for days, months or years.
I like to think people are inheritently good and try to be kind. I believe happiness and humor are as contagious as the flu and it takes far too much effort to be sad for long.
Maybe much of this isn't reflected in my writing of my blog. Actually, it is more satire than anything else. I use it to laugh at myself and others. It is an outlet for my creativity and allows me to mock the absurdity of the world in general.
To sum it up, I consider myself definitely a glass half full type of person.