I'm generally quite the optimistic realist. I see things for what they really are as I look forward. My mind works in such a way, "Okay, this may be the situation and what am I going to do about it? How am I going to move on from here? And how am I going to do it in a way that keeps me true towards my commitment to what I believe to be the morals and values of Earth, of nature?"
I also don't think it is realistic to stay optimistic all the time nor any of one way all the time. I enjoy letting myself experience the entire spectrum of emotion. And I don't believe in holding much of anything back.
But, wow. I just re-read my post from the other day in regards to greed. I was through the roof having a terrible temper tantrum. That's the beauty of being human. I don't have to be perfect, and I definitely don't try to pretend that I am perfect.