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Wednesday, October 19, 2016

Pessimistic Lifestyle

I don’t find anything appealing about the pessimistic philosophy of life. The pessimistic lifestyle is very depressing and those who have this kind of lifestyle have no hope. I think that pessimism has some, very few, but some good things such as: never being disappointed because you never think anything will work out anyway, less anxiety because you know you can’t do it anyway so why stress, less stress because you have an it doesn’t matter what happens because you have no control over it anyway or the I don’t care attitude, etc. Though there are some positives, I couldn’t live in a world that I only see the worst in every situation. It would be exhausting to do so, as well as dangerous for my health because it could possibly end my life if it got too overwhelming. If everyone lived in a pessimistic world we would have no progress, I think Winston Churchill said it best “A pessimist sees the difficulty in every opportunity; an optimist sees the opportunity in every difficulty.” So if we live pessimistically then we will become extinct as a species because we would never see the opportunity before us and if we did we would only see ourselves failing, so we would never try and would simply just stay still. The future of our species is would be in trouble so we can’t be pessimistic, we have to be optimistic in order to grow and move forward.

1 comment:

  1. I agree with you so much on the progress side of pessimism. Everyone seems to favor this view to avoid disappointment. I feel like this goes back to the pursuit of pleasure vs. absence of pain. Without some form of optimism, we can never develop and grow as a society together.