Discussion in 'Soap Box' started by Joshuwah, Mar 31, 2009.
Even though i really want Armageddon, idk... like a total destruction
of at least 80% of earth population... i am Optimistic about the humanity feauture, but in my own way...
I would prefer the term "realist," but pessimist is probably close enough.
The man who coined the phrase "Optimism is cowardice," Oswald Spengler*, curiously also refused to identify himself as a pessimist.
* - And I'd appreciate it if no one trots out that idiotic canard that Spengler was some sort of Nazi, k thanks.
I'm pessimistic and proud. Being optimistic just ruins life's terrible surprises. Thinking every experience will have a favorable outcome........will just disappoint you. You'll end up driving yourself insane.
Pessimist through and through
Largely optimistic, if I can help it. Granted, my exposure to Nihilistic and Existential ideas--as well as so much of thew news in the world--can make it difficult to maintain.
Optimistic pessimist. I'm absolutely positive about my negativity.
I expected nothing less from a guy called Random XD Nice!
depends upon the day...but for the most part life has taught me to be a pessimist
I'd be optimistic if I had something to be optimistic about, unfortenately there is nothing bright in the future.. unless you believe you're going to heaven.
im an optimistic pessimist, i know things are shit but it has to ge better eventually
I feel this way myself sometimes, but then I realise people are just doing what they are conditioned or taught to do, usually at a very young age....some people, usually very noisy people, or those that are completely oblivious to others, and the planet, I wanna see vanish...but ya Im not the kinda bastard that could see it through.
There is an organisation out there that would like to see 80% reduction in earths population. Wonder if im part of the 80%? wonder how you qualify for "termination" :dry:
Pessimist... this question was asked in my english class and 20/25 of the kids were optimists.
A realist. I only expect what seems the most logical conclusion.
Optimistic regarding humanity's potential but pessimistic about whether I can manifest mine.