About 3 years ago I figured, why keep looking on the dark side of things when I could be so much happier counting my blessings? And so I did, and though I do have an occasional breakdown, I'm so much happier being positive than I ever was being cynical or "realistic". Now I'm not saying that my mindset is all rainbows and puppies but it is more of thinking that I really don't have it that bad. If people took the time to realize how much they do have instead of how much they dont.. man.. the world would be such a cool place to be. I don't want anyone to change themselves but more so just to realize how blessed they are.