This video highlights the benefits of pessimism. I don't think this video is meant to be taken 100% seriously, but it does raise some valid points. I laughed so hard when I watched it. I'm a pessimist through and through. People always tell me I'm too negative. I always counter with, "If I keep my expectations low I am never disappointed." It's true. I watch everyone around me get disappointed on a daily basis because they expect way too much out of people and life. But people are going to be people, and life shits on everyone, even the best of us. I'm a realist, and if that makes me a pessimist I am 100% fine with this label. That doesn't mean I don't have happy moments or that I'm not happy with my life. I think I'm happier because I don't expect much. I just take whatever comes my way. If I can change something I will. If I can't I just don't worry about it. I never did understand optimistic people. Fortunately for me, everyone in my life views the glass as half-empty. And we're all OK with that.