A family had twin boys whose only resemblance to each other was their looks. Opposite in every way, one was an eternal optimist, the other boy was a gloomy pessimist.
Just to see what would happen, on the boys birthday their father loaded the pessimists room with lots of games and gadgets. The optimists room he loaded with horse dung.
That night the father passed by the pessimists room and found him sitting amid his new gifts with a sorrowful face.
“Why are you sad?” the father asked.
“Because my friends will be jealous, 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.” answered the pessimist boy.
Passing the optimist twin’s room, the father found him dancing for joy in the heap of manure. “What are you so happy about?” he asked.
To which his optimist kid replied, “There must to be a pony in here somewhere, thanks for the gift Father.”