An optimist stays up until midnight to see the New Year in. A pessimist stays up to make sure the old year leaves. ~Bill Vaughan
Both types of people are going to witness the New Year but their point of view is different. One is looking forward and one is looking toward the past.
There is one other type of person: the one who is living in the present time and having a relationship with the current events around them.
Which one are you?