“Nothing is so wretched or foolish as to anticipate misfortunes. What madness is it to be expecting evil before it comes.” — Seneca

You avoid making things seem worse than they are. You don’t underestimate the downside of things either. You are generally on-target about how bad things are or are not. This is because you can quickly assess most any situation and then accurately predict the future state or course of events. Of course, that is based in part on past experience and on conscious analysis and estimates. For the most part, though, it’s fairly instantaneous and automatic. You can just “see” how it’s going to work out. Here, the emphasis is on the future state and on prediction and not on what happened or even on the current state. To some extent, you aren’t concerned with how bad things are. Your primary concern and attention are on how bad they are actually going to be. You are always looking down the road.