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Optimist, Pessimist or Realist? Where do you sit?

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12 January 2019 07:26
LadyJane - 12 January 2019 06:16 AM

Check out Lucky if you haven’t yet already.


That looks fantastic - thanks for the link.

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12 January 2019 11:20
Gone - 11 January 2019 07:10 PM
proximacentauri - 10 January 2019 12:37 PM

I’m pessimistic about people and culture. I’m also pessimistic about institutions and authority.

Guess that means I should go ahead and silt my wrists now. But I think I’ll wait until I finish this single malt scotch. It’s damn good.

Depends on which single malt scotch. If it’s ten year Hellyer’s Road from Nth Tasmania I’d wait too.
Why so often do we encounter these ‘pessimism’ V ‘optimism’ debates? Surely if we recognise a reality threatening our survival or the survival of our entire species that’s realism? In some instances the only logical foundation for action eventually justifying optimism.
Or more simply, there’s no point in suggesting solutions until and unless a problem is identified.

I was drinking Macallan 12 year, but appreciate the tip on the Tasmanian scotch.

No matter how hard I try I can’t be optimistic for the survival of a small-minded egotistical species that believes the universe was created for them. I’m willing to do my part to promote reason and realism but I’m still trying to figure out how best to do that. I’m a diehard pessimist by nature. I doubt that anything I may be able to contribute will change my pessimism to optimism.

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