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Since the 'Glass Half Full Community' began back in July 2017, I have been asked, more than once, just what exactly is.....'Realistic Optimism'.
 

Put simply it is a combination of attitudes and traits, involving being 'Glass Half Full' vs 'Glass Half Empty', enmeshed with being 'Eyes wide open' vs 'Eyes wide shut', all with a good measure of 'Awareness' thrown in! 

Realistic Optimist’: Glass always half full, with eyes wide open.

Unrealistic Optimist’: Glass always half full, with eyes wide shut.

‘Realistic Pessimist’: Glass always half empty, with eyes wide open.

‘Unrealistic Pessimist’: Glass always half empty, with eyes wide shut.

"Is the glass half empty or half full?" is a common expression, a proverbial phrase, generally used rhetorically to indicate that a particular situation could be a cause for optimism, half full; or pessimism, half empty; or as a general litmus test to simply determine an individual's worldview.

“Eyes wide open" means to be totally aware of what's going on; to be without delusion, distortion, or denial.

“Eyes wide shut" can be seen as the opposite of "eyes wide open." A strange expression as it is impossible for the eyes to technically be ‘wide shut’. In short being in very serious denial; not seeing clearly at all.

“Awareness” is the ability to directly know and perceive, to feel, or to be cognizant of events. More broadly, it is the state of being conscious of something.  

Hope this helps!

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