For better or worse, I have a tendency to see things with an extremely realistic point of view. Maybe it's from reading too many history books, but I'm inclined to not be completely cheery when it comes to humanity's actions. If you present me with a glass of water filled up only halfway, however, I would say the glass is half full. I'm not an intentionally negative person. I'm just not particularly positive either.
People (mostly my mother) tell me to "be more positive" quite a lot. It's hard!
Since I've gone off to university, I've made a conscious effort to be more positive in daily life. For example, yesterday I went to a job interview. I don't have any experience related to the job I interviewed for (though interestingly, blogging is excellent "experience" due to the skills you gain), so I thought getting the job was going to be tough. If I had thought it was impossible due to my inexperience, I might not have done well in my interview. However, I made the choice to believe that the interviewer was going to give me a chance... and she did.
That's all I'm going to comment about regarding the interview, because I don't want blogging about it to risk me getting the job. I will say though that interviews are the best learning experience for young people. They really make you think, reason, and be the most respectable person you can be.
Being positive in a conscious choice I have to make, and it's one I don't mind making.