I'm a recovering pessimist. A perennial one. I know it's a striking confession given the nature of my site. But in a paradoxical way, pessimism's been great fuel for personal growth. Pitiful dwellings on life's miseries launch me into striving for the best possible world.
Perhaps the greatest of pessimists: Eeyore. The thistle eating donkey from A. A. Milne's Winnie the Pooh.