Realists do not fear the results of their study.
Idealism leads to realism if it is strictly thought out.[So führt der Idealismus streng durchdacht zum Realismus.]
I wouldn’t say I’m pessimistic or optimistic. I’m more realistic, I guess. But not cynical. I look. I watch.
I always like to look on the optimistic side of life, but I am realistic enough to know that life is a complex matter.