Being pessimistic is a habit that is sometimes a symptom of depression. For some, thinking as a pessimist is just a bad habit. This way of viewing life is a sort of win-win scenario where if things go well, one is right and if things go badly one is also correct. Being stuck worrying is in the same realm of being pessimistic. The different between the bad habit of being a pessimist and the bad habit of being a worrier, is the latter can cause one to become obsessed and filled with dread. Habits can be changed if a man wants to. But when worry and negative thoughts about how things will turn out permeate life every day, depression is likely to be the monkey riding on a man’s back. Just like a toothache deserves a dentist, depression deserves attention also. There is no shame it getting help for what hurts!
When you take charge of your life,
there is no longer need to ask permission
of other people or society at large.
When you ask permission,
you give someone veto power over your life.
Albert F. Geoffrey