This is weirdly validating for me. I've never believed that being prepared for the worst but still being driven and passionate about the things that matter to me was being negative or pessimistic, despite my family's opinions. I'm always pleasantly surprised when things turn out well, but genuinely, not in that Taylor Swift, "WHO, ME??" way. This mentality is particularly effective if you've got a history of panic disorders & OCD, where adaptable, practical thinking is a life raft.
@ejcsanfran A+ comment, I'll just be over here bursting into random laughter every time I think of this throughout the day.