“The optimist sees the donut, the pessimist sees the hole.” – Oscar Wilde
The meaning behind the quote is pretty straightforward…
…don’t take things for granted.
If you are given a donut, you have two possible reactions towards it:
- You see a donut. You can eat it, you can enjoy it, share it.
- You see the hole of the donut. You blame it, you get angry, you want perfection.
The difference in how you react defines whether you’re a optimist or a pessimist.
The lesson here is we shall understand that we are in control of our own thoughts and opinions; rather than choosing the bad way of thinking, why not think of the good side?
The world is different and unique for everyone, because not everyone tend to see things in the exact same way. The problem is, some people are inclined to think that everything is given and should be perfect JUST for them.
While ignoring many people on the other side of the world are struggling to survive.
So the next time, you are presented with something; react to it nicely and be grateful for it, not everything must be perfect for you.
You have the choice.
When you clear up this roadblock, your life will be so much more simplified and cleansed and happiness will follow.