There probably was a time when I was optimistic as a child, but I can't remember what that was like now. I think I've grown more pessimistic as I've gotten older, sadly it's very hard to stay optimistic when there's seems to be nothing to be optimistic about.
A lot of kids usually are Though there's varying degrees, I think I was pessimistic by kid standards sometimes, but that's still at least neutral by adult standards Kids can't hold back their excitement when something potentially good might happen. I think another thing that breaks this eagerness is not just learning to expect bad things will happen, but also being told to grow up too. It's not like people will tolerate an adult jumping around and screaming in excitement just because something good happened (unless it was huge like winning the lottery, but I mean more realistic stuff) Whenever I show excitement over something I get told to shut up or stop acting like a kid...Forgive me for actually being happy
We adults are always expected to act like adults... which is so boring, imagine if adults could all skip to work and play jump rope, swap lunches, and instead of curse profanities, we all said things like "poopy head" and "diddle face"
That sounds a little too childish, I kinda like my occasional cursing But indeed we need to find a balance. People shouldn't be criticized because they like watching cartoons, or eat cookies for breakfast (or dinner ) Especially if these childish actions have no affect on their work, life and others
I actually got the idea off Miranda (a British comedy about a tall clumsy woman), There was a bit where she imagined what it would be like to skip everywhere, and then it cuts to a scene with business men and such all skipping down the road and waving to each other.
I agree, I couldn't believe that some people wont even have an ice-cream in a cone because they think it's for kids! it's very sad...