Saturday, March 28, 2020

The Journey From Optimism To Pessimism

The young man is an optimist; he thinks he can achieve anything; he is contemptuous of the social norms; he wants his life to be a whirlwind of success and happiness; his mind is a cauldron of ideas; he is in a hurry to achieve great things; he is enthusiastic about changing the world. When he gets older and mature, the realization dawns on him that there are limits to what he can achieve, that dreams never come true, that good things rarely happen in life, that every action has unexpected consequences, that change is rarely for the better, and then be becomes a pessimist.

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