The Optimist vs. Pessimist
A family had twin boys whose only resemblance to each other were their looks.
Opposite in every way, one was an eternal optimist, the other a doom and gloom pessimist.
Just to see what would happen, on Christmas day their father loaded the pessimist’s room with every imaginable toy and game.
The optimist’s room he loaded with horse manure.
That night the father passed by the pessimist’s room and found him sitting amid his new gifts crying bitterly.
“Why are you crying?” the father asked.
“Because my friends will want to play with my toys, I’ll have to read all these instructions before I can do anything with this stuff, I’ll constantly need batteries, and my toys will eventually get broken and soon, my new toys will be old toys." answered the pessimist twin.
Passing the optimist twin’s room, the father found him on his knees, laughing, giggling and digging in the pile of manure.
“What are you so happy about?” he asked.
To which his optimist twin replied, “There’s got to be a pony in here somewhere!”