Session NO.: #8
o Suggested Key Words: optimism, hopefulness, sanguinity, positivity, etc.
o Developed by: “Mohammad Hossein Hariri Asl”
1. Is optimism learnable?
2. Are you sometimes required to be pessimistic?
3. Is realism better than optimism?
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4. Compare and contrast optimistic and pessimistic people.
5. When you look at a half full / half empty glass of water, which part grabs your attention more?
Related Idioms & Expressions:
1. To look at / see the bright side: to be optimistic
2. Castles in the air: hopes and plans you have that seem to be unlikely to come true to you
3. To be in a fool’s paradise: to be happy without any particular reason
4. To keep up appearance: to keep yourself looking calm and happy in spite of having serious problems