Wednesday, November 01, 2006

On Pessimism

The sign of a true pessimist is being pessimistic about your own pessimism. Contrary to popular belief, being a depressed-misunderstood-drowning-in-tears-wrist-slitting-Emo who sits around philosophizing while the guitar (or piano or whatever) gently weeps isn't as glamorous as some might think.

I get annoyed when people optimistically tell me how pessimistic and dark they are, and how their favourite color is black, blah, blah, blah. If you're really a pessimist, you're not going to cheerfully and proudly broadcast it. You're going to be pessimistic about it.

Just my opinion.

*steps off the soapbox*

3 comments:

Emilie0587 said...

Wow that's true, i never thought of it that way. it's like an oxymoron.

helmut said...

yes, thats true.... but I think the end of pessimism is suicide..

Mary Elizabeth said...

Emita - yup, exactly. Slightly annoying, isn't it? :)

Helmut - Hmm, or the end result could be insanity. Suicidal people see suicide as a way out... as the only "positive" or effective solution to a seemingly unsolveable problem (think: life). But if you see no solution or way out (including suicide), you could go insane...

Hopefully that makes sense somehow... it's getting rather late and I'm having thinking issues.