I’m a glass half empty kinda guy

I'm a glass half empty kinda guy | Joseph BurrowsI’m not going to beat around the bush here. I’m a negative person. I’m a glass half empty kinda guy, and I think it’s time for me to properly embrace it.

I was sat blogging away last week, but it just wasn’t clicking for me. That’s when I read through and realised that I’d basically written some total dross. I’d spent so long trying to justify myself and my problems, and gloss over them, that I’d basically just waffled myself into oblivion.

Why?

Because I didn’t want to be negative. I didn’t want to get people down. I was so concerned with appearing a certain way for the sake of others that I began to edit and limit myself, and no one should have to do that.

I’m not going to lie, it caused a mini existential crisis at 3pm in the afternoon. But hey, that’s normal, right?!

For me, I’ve always worn my pessimism as a bit of a security blanket. If I expect the worst in everyone and everything, things can only be a pleasant surprise, right? It might not be everyone’s ideal approach to life, but it’s what works for me.

I feel like there’s an expectation in life to always be positive and smiley and sprinkle good vibes around like glitter. It’s almost like you have a responsibility to be cheerful and happy for the benefit of everyone else. Whilst some people are actually like that (mega props to these people), not everyone is. I think it’s unpractical, and quite frankly, it’s an unhealthy expectation that needs to change.

People approach life and work through problems in different ways, and we have to be accepting of that. As long as people can get through things in a way that works for them, there shouldn’t be an issue.

Some people are glass half full kind of people. Some people see themselves as more glass half empty. Both are great – I just happen to be the latter. And that’s okay.

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