I recently came to a realization just how pessimistic I let myself become at times. For me, it seems like there are two modes, pessimistic or not caring. I recently read a book with a person that described their optimism, being thankful for things, not cursing their circumstance but being thankful for things that would commonly be viewed as negative. This was a stark contrast to my everday demeanor. So I was curious, has anyone here switched from pessimism to optimism? What was your technique? Or if you are generally optimistic, how do you view things?