Okie dokie, so as you might be able to tell from the picture below, this is going to be a rather silly quote. I've been reading through A Series of Unfortunate Events by Lemony Snicket and came across this rather interesting take on optimists. It reminded me of a friend of mine and I decided it ought to be shared with you all ;)
"Optimist" is a word which here refers to a person, such as Phil, who thinks hopeful and pleasant thoughts about nearly everything. For instance, if an optimist had his left arm chewed off by an alligator, he might say, in a pleasant and hopeful voice, "Well, this isn't too bad. I don't have my left arm anymore, but at least nobody will ever ask me whether I am right-handed or left-handed," but most of us would say something more along the lines of "Aaaaah! My arm! My arm!"
~ A Series of Unfortunate Events - The Miserable Mill
What do you think? Do you know a person who is like that? ;)