How One Gets Along During the Last Days Depends (Somewhat) on Whether One is a Realist, a Pessimist or an Optimist?

Half-empty, Half-full or just enough?

A recent conversation–short and sweet–brought a notion to mind to think on.

“Will it make any difference if one is pessimistic, optimistic or a realist during the end times?”

Someone mentioned that they thought it might be a bit easier IF one keeps good thoughts near him.

“You know, almost anything anyone does, it’s a little easier on them if they look on the bright side of a problem.”

“Including the perplexities which will arise during the last days?”

“In case you didn’t understand what I said before, I’ll repeat it.  Almost anything ANYONE does, it’s easier if they look on the bright side of things.”

“Oh, I understood you.  I’m just trying to think if I AGREE with you or not.”

“What’s not to agree? You don’t think that someone’s time is easier spent if they are optimistic?”

“No, I’m the original optimist.  I just haven’t made up my mind on whether you’re right or full of hot air as usual.”

And that is where that particular line of discussion ended–for the time being.

As was previously mentioned, this topic led one to do some research on the matter.

According to one survey–IF one believes in such gauges–Americans are the LEAST optimistic of all nationalities (American Pessimism: Only 6 Percent Think the World Is Getting Better).

The most optimistic?

The Chinese, of whom 41% believe that the world is getting better. Almost one-fourth of Indonesians (23%) think that the good times will roll and 16% of Saudi Arabians think it’s gonna get better.

The USA’s 6% STILL leads Great Britain and Germany (4% a piece) and Australia and France, bringing up the rear with 3% each.

NONE of this helped answer the ORIGINAL QUESTION–but it was interesting.

Trading on personal experiences, an old optimist (who became a REALIST when he learned of all of the world lies on the basics) would say that as long as you have to walk past a graveyard, you might as well whistle a happy tune.

FINALLY, after a few more hours of reading, it was decided that one will operate better IF one’s chances MATCH one’s expectations.

Oh, there’s room for disagreement on the point–and some will be expected next time the topic is taken up by the individuals responsible for the discussion in the first place.

In the meantime, WHAT does the reader believe about the matter?

DOES the reader have any new or ORIGINAL thoughts on the topic?

It is not YET too late–although time is surely running out: there is still a LITTLE time to change direction (repent), place your faith (hope) for the future entirely on Jesus Christ and enter the kingdom of heaven.

DOES the reader believe he is saved?

Make Your Calling and Election Sure: End Times Survival

DOES the reader believe he is NOT saved?

Time is Running Out: Today is the Day of Salvation


“Moreover, brethren, I declare unto you the gospel which I preached unto you, which also ye have received, and wherein ye stand; By which also ye are saved, if ye keep in memory what I preached unto you, unless ye have believed in vain. For I delivered unto you first of all that which I also received, how that Christ died for our sins according to the scriptures; And that he was buried, and that he rose again the third day according to the scriptures:

And that he was seen of Cephas, then of the twelve: After that, he was seen of above five hundred brethren at once; of whom the greater part remain unto this present, but some are fallen asleep. After that, he was seen of James; then of all the apostles. And last of all he was seen of me also, as of one born out of due time. ”
1 Corinthians 15:1-8

“For I am not ashamed of the gospel of Christ: for it is the power of God unto salvation to every one that believeth; to the Jew first, and also to the Greek.”
-–Romans 1:16

MORE: Eternal Salvation Through Jesus Christ: Salvation Messages from End Times Prophecy Report

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[Portions of this piece appeared originally in End Times Prophecy Headlines: February 7, 2023.]

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by Jeremiah Jameson
–with Mondo Frazier

image: Photo by manu schwendener on

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