Are you realistic or idealistic about people?

When I was in my teens to 29 I was idealistic, now that I'm 33 years old I'm realistic because people have shown me the only thing we have in common is being human.

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  • I’m realistic about people, because we are all human, yes. Not superheros. We have our limits, strengths, and weaknesses.

    Thinking realistic about people is necessary for mental wellbeing, too, because we like to compare ourselves to other people. Comparing ourselves with unrealistic ideology leads to us trying to be that image we imagine people to be.

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  • Depends on my mood, who the people are.

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    • Now and again, I'll meet someone I feel idealistic about, but with most people in today's world, I just can't do it because I can't trust them or count on them. And there are too many people now with ugly pessimistic attitudes. It's hard to feel hopeful about life and the world when most people around you don't.

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  • Realistic and people suck.

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    • Yes, it's too difficult to be idealistic about people in today's world because most people have shown us to not trust anybody and to count on nobody but ourselves. Most people today are skeptical, distrusting, and completely superficial, and really don't care about you and won't do anything for you unless there's something in it for them. If there were a lower percentage of people today like that, maybe I could be idealistic, but I'm just not able to be. There are some good ones left, but they're the minority, and even them when push comes to shove, will not inconvenience themselves to help you if they can get away with it.

      Some people would definitely rather be idealistic because realistic is ugly, depressing, and even frightening, but they aren't able to actually feel idealistic about others due to the reasons I stated above.

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