A pessimist isn’t a tragic thing to be.
A pessimist is a realist, they see that the road to dreams is paved with not just hard work; but luck, sweat, tears, and a million and one other opportunities lost.
A pessimist is merely someone who recognizes that every silver lining is attached to a cloud.
And in that recognition realizes that we as humans can’t naturally touch clouds. That we weren’t meant to.
The optimists jump up and down, over and over again; hoping, against all odds and science, that their arms will reach the clouds. The pessimists are too busy for such joyfully foolish jumping; they’re too busy building airplanes.