At the time in history when our future has never looked brighter, it is baffling that some people are more pessimistic than ever.
This pessimistic attitude is far removed from the positive hedonism of Aristippus.
Schopenhauer emphasizes the pessimistic side of Hegel's thought.
A pessimistic spirit is apparent, as in the writings of Wenceslaus Berent.
Americans think that this statement is altogether too pessimistic.
In Europe on the whole the so-called pessimistic attitude was commoner in the Teutonic north than in the Mediterranean basin.
I can't stand being around pessimistic people for too long, they really bring me down.
Kant, though pessimistic as regards the actual man, is optimistic regarding his moral capacity.
So prognosis became pessimistic, and the therapeutics of the abler men negative, until fresh hopes arose of stemming the tides of evil at their earliest flow.
Although he used to be a bubbly person, recent tragedies in his life have caused him to turn pessimistic.
The weather forecast for the coming week is rather gloomy and pessimistic.
Walter's pessimistic outlook prevented him from seeing the best in people.
infant colic was pessimistic.
Some of my friends have pessimistic views on marriage and think that David and I won't last long as a married couple.
Many are pessimistic about the future of our country with the government in such chaos.
I think my pessimistic cousin Linda could benefit from some time away from her gruelling job.
Many commentators are deeply pessimistic, they see only chaos ahead.
They are pessimistic about themselves and their life.
This pessimistic panthelism gradually won its way, and procured exponents such as J.
I believe in the critical potential of music as a living cultural practice and reject the pessimistic postmodern cynicism of the 1980s.
the most pessimistic reports.
This is not to take an overly pessimistic view.
Julius Reviczky (1855-1899) also inclined to the Occidental rather than to the specifically Magyar type of poets; his lyrics are highly finished, aristocratic and pessimistic (Pan halala, " The Death of Pan ").
Opposes the conventional notion that Hardy is a pessimistic thinker.
This pessimistic outlook resulted in there being much less research into Down's syndrome over the next 15 to 20 year period.
How do you cope at times when you are feeling pessimistic?
It is significant of the materialistic and pessimistic character of the system that, while the formation of the world is considered as a work of the good spirits, the creation of man is referred to the princes of darkness.
And the previous history of religious belief in India would tend to show that emphasis was laid on the fact, less as an explanation of the origin of evil, than as a protest against a then current pessimistic idea that salvation could not be reached on earth, and must therefore be sought for in a rebirth in heaven, in the Brahmaloka.
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With Taylor's presentation of the difficulties with which morality is expected to grapple probably few would be found seriously to disagree, though they might consider it unduly pessimistic. But when he turns what is in effect a statement of certain forms of moral difficulty into an attack upon the logical and coherent character of morality itself, he is not so likely to command assent.
Over against these passages stand others of a hopelessly pessimistic character, wherein, alike as to Israel's I Ryssel has adopted Charles's restoration of the text in these passages and practically also in xliv.
However, little progress was made, and even around 1500 Pacioli and others were pessimistic about solving cubics.
What tends to make me pessimistic is the ignorance of the people I rub elbows with on a day to day basis.
pessimistic about the short term growth prospects for local food in the wholesaler channel.
pessimistic about future possibilities for mankind.
pessimistic about the future of coral reefs in the Caribbean.
pessimistic about the chances of the dispute being resolved.
Only four percent had a very pessimistic or somewhat pessimistic outlook.
pessimistic forecasts of global warming may now have to be drastically revised upwards.
pessimistic prediction will see costs rise to 20 billion or the equivalent of 1.8% of every UK citizen's salary by 2050.
pessimistic assumptions which would not apply to the vast majority of staff.
MET having been unduly pessimistic all week proved to be right on Saturday, with cloud never rising above 1000 ' .
The abundance of animal imagery, most of the negative or pejorative, express a profoundly pessimistic world view.
I am somewhat pessimistic right now in wider political terms.
I think there were some others there who were rather pessimistic.
THREE: POSSIBLE RESTRAINTS For many, this will seem wildly pessimistic.
Industry remains pessimistic about domestic road freight market growth Sector analysis FTA's analysis by market sector reveals mixed fortunes.
Far from becoming more pessimistic, the spread of computer networks should now be making the American Left increasingly optimistic.
In recent days we have seen a welter of forecasts ranging from the reassuring to the pessimistic.
The attitude of a man who denies the doctrine of immortality and rejoices in the denial is not strictly pessimistic. A Christian again may be pessimistic about the present; he must logically be optimistic about the future - a teleological view of the universe implies optimism on the whole; the agnostic may be indifferent to, or pessimistic, regarding the future, while exceedingly satisfied with life as he finds it.
This complex view of life is exemplified by Plato, whose general theory of idealism is entirely optimistic. In analysing the world of phenomena he necessarily takes a pessimistic view because phenomena are merely imitations more or less removed from reality, i.e.
It is not necessary to multiply authors, as is done, for example, by Siegfried, who supposes four principal writers (a pessimistic philosopher, an Epicurean glossator, a sage who upholds the value of wisdom, and an orthodox editor) besides a number of annotators; it is sufficient to assume that several conservative scribes have made short additions to the original work.
There are quatrains in the Rubdiyat of Omar Khayyam and pessimistic verses in Ecclesiastes which might have been uttered by Aristippus ("Then commended mirth, because a man hath no better thing than to eat and to drink and to be merry; for that shall abide with him of his labour the days of his life which God giveth him under the sun").
Americans think that this statement is altogether too pessimistic. Not sufficient account had been taken of the uncultivated land in farms, and of the possibilities of improving the yield, and still further cheapening the product.
If you surround yourself with optimistic friends, you are less likely to have a pessimistic attitude.
Anger easily clouds judgment, so do not dwell on a pessimistic outlook, and do not jump to conclusions.
Call it their pessimistic charm, emo chicks pull off serious looks that are bound to make any high school cheerleader green with envy.
Goats, or sheep, can be shy and may have a slightly pessimistic outlook on life.
It may sound pessimistic, but preparing for a recession is a smart move.
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