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What is the difference between WISHFUL THINKING and OPTIMISM?

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Asked by Shunmugham, 31 Mar 09:00 pm
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Dictionary meaning will throw some light in understanding the difference.
Wishful Thinking is an attitude or belief that something you want to happen will happen even though it is not likely or possible. Wishful thinking is the erroneous belief that one's wishes are in accordance with reality. For Example, Wishing to get perfect ten out of ten in a test when not enough efforts have been put to achieve the same.
Optimism is a feeling or belief that good things will happen in the future. Optimism is a word for positive energy that we carry with ourselves. For Example, I am optimistic that I will fare well in examination as I have prepared well for it.
Answered by Lucky, 31 Mar 09:52 pm

 
  
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Wishful mind is not always optimistic on results. May have doubts on results. Optimists have both.

I believe.

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Answered by amitava duttamajumdar, 31 Mar 09:03 pm

 
  
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Hopeutwo thousand and fourteenVital to Happiness ',
A recently promoted concept dubbed positive psychology holds that optimism, cultivated by positive thinking and by focusing on ones personal strengths, can lead to happiness. Few would deny that an optimistic view of life and of the future adds to our happiness. However, such optimism has to be based on fact, not just on wishful thinking. Besides, no amount of optimism or positive thinking will eliminate war, starvation, disease, pollution, old age, sickness, or deaththings that rob so many of their happiness. Nonetheless, optimism does have its place.
Interestingly, the Bible does not use the word optimism; it uses a more powerful wordhope. Vines Complete Expository Dictionary defines hope as used in the Bible as favorable and confident expectation, ... the happy anticipation of good. In Bible usage, hope is more than an optimistic view of a situation. It also refers to the thing upon which ones hope is fixed. Ephesians four:four ...more
Answered by Mickey, 31 Mar 09:01 pm

 
  
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