But the truth is…
The only thing they’re being “real” about…is being real negative. These morons always prepare themselves for the worst, and that’s precisely why nothing good ever happens to them. Their only purpose is to bring your spirits down. You should treat negative people…errrrrrrrrrrr “realists” as you would any other fungus.
Whoever submitted this has no true understanding of realism. It is not as black and white as optimism versus pessimism. Realism is the belief in seeing things as they actually are, not how a person feels about something [which is the basis of optimism and pessimism; how a person views a situation, or an object, or a feeling, or whatever it may be that is being described]. Reality is not all smiles and double rainbows. Some things do suck, like the ignorance of people who make generalizations such as this person. Just because a person is able to point out these things, or the possibility of these things does not make them a “fungus,” and it does not make them a “negative person.” Realists can have optimistic, as well as pessimistic, points of view. Educate yourself before you make a generalization.
/[probably hypocritical] rant