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Ibrahim Moussaoui 12/17/2012

I have an optimistic attitude towards life, events, and people. I attempt to channel my optimism towards creating change or at least promoting it among my peers and the people who are important to me. I believe that my optimistic approach can be attributed to my ambitious nature; I eagerly seek to attain success, and my endeavors are often wildly audacious: I seek to become a respected doctor and launch a campaign that will generate a lasting and impactful ripple that will reach the extents of the globe. I truly believe that society is capable of courageously standing up in defiance to the injustices that surround us. The potential is surely there it is present within our hearts. It is just a matter of captivating the willpower of humanity to progress from awareness to mobilization. I am inclined to think that my peers would characterize me as optimistic. When peers tell me about a dilemma they are facing or are feeling negative about something, I try to give them a glimpse of support and encouragement. Sometimes optimism is perceived by others as a nave display of hope, however underneath my layers of optimism lay an understanding of the complexities and realities that challenge the optimal condition. These various attitudes of optimism, pessimism, and realism are entirely situation and naturally tend to fluctuate, characteristic of mood swings. The influential factors include an individuals mood at a given time, the vibe emitted by surrounding people, and by the occurrences of everyday life. Personally, my optimism suffers a blow of reality when I begin to dissect the complexities of the dilemma I am contemplating. After observing some of the root problems of peoples downfalls, I realize that people need to change themselves before change o ccurs on the larger scale. Sometimes I acquit my motivation to campaign for such a societal revolution and simply say to myself: impossible. At other times I am inspired invigorated to be the difference I wish to see and strive to make as significant of an impact as I am capable of creating. There is a degree of danger associated with each attitude. An optimist may be too ambitious and hopeful for change that the realities of the situation or dilemma would be overlooked, resulting in extreme disappointment and potential abandonment of the original endeavor. A pessimist is continuously bogged down with negativity that he will render himself completely idle and unproductive, and incapable of entertaining any motivation to take action. A realist likely possesses optimism to make a difference, but allows complications and reality to hinder and neutralize his efforts; furthermore, the biggest danger of the realist is in crushing the strong motivation of the optimist who is determined to mobilize into action, thus preventing an act, movement, or campaign that may very well have captivated the willpower of others and effectively altered the course of society.