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pessimism | pessimism

michael-seidel's picture
Jul.25.2012
I'm having an Eeyore moment. Hope you all know Eeyore of Milne's "Winnie the Pooh" fame. He's gloomy and pessimistic, a memorable character. I thought they did a great job of capturing his voice and, ah, enthusiasm when they animated him.  I just finished writing a post and was...
g-kasten's picture
Apr.05.2012
We’re all familiar with the feeling, whether it’s short lived in response to a particular event, or a cloud that lingers for no apparent reason, maybe a purely biochemical one. What I wonder is what possible purpose the feeling serves. Here are some suggestions: 1) Being depressed conserves energy...
arlene-goldbard's picture
Jan.15.2012
Today’s my birthday. I share it this year with Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., a calendrical accident that confers the spiritual equivalent of a contact high. But for me, a birthday is always an occasion. Every year has a distinct character and completeness that begs to be understood: I want to...
arlene-goldbard's picture
Jan.01.2011
"Pessimism of the intellect, optimism of the will." Antonio Gramsci At a New Year's gathering of friends last night, we spent the last hour before midnight sharing our answers to two questions: "What gives you hope?" And "What is your mission in 2011?" The answers...
jan-adero's picture
Nov.11.2009
At least that’s what some are saying. According to the Mayan calendar, Revelation, some star configurations and that long haired leftover-from-the-sixties ‘Jesus Christ Superstar’ looking guy trudging along with a massive cross on his back – he’s been trying to tell yall for years that Armageddon...