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This is a pessimistic world we live in

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Started: 7/17/2013 Category: Philosophy
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Thugzbunyyy

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World defined as; the system of created things (1).
Pessimism defined as; an inclination to emphasize adverse aspects, conditions, and possibilities or to expect the worst possible outcome (2).

These are the definitions I want to work with, please debate with these definitions in mind.

While I acknowledge that the world posses positive aspects, adversity is the predominant factor of our lives and the world.

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(2) http://www.merriam-webster.com......
EricMoses

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Pessimism as defined is the state of great emphasis upon adversities in life. While this definition holds true, to dub the world as such is hyperbolic in nature.

First up, lets observe why is the world a pessimistic one. The news, the television or any other form of social media lets loose strips of pain and suffering that goes beyond the world. Enhanced by the increased connectivity of the world, the incident of one nation becomes global in a matter of seconds. This scene depicts that of the world's hung up fascination and obsession with the adverse globally. This enclosure then hypes up an atmosphere that results to the belief that the world is negative for we play close attention to that of these negatives in life.

So why this obsession?

Perhaps this is made due to the morbid fascination of the human mind. Human's basic tendency to explore the worst around them so as to in turn gain solace via relative comparison. But the tipping point of such is exploited by the media and other facets of information to feed this crazed desire and in turn resulting to the close attention and thus a world of pessimism.

Another aspect of this pessimism would be the uncertainty of life that plagues us. The uncertainty of life that propels along side that of one's increased knowledge of the world. The more we know, the more we realize and in turn the more we worry. This worry then generates a pinnacle of over thinking and influenced by the made believed environment we live in, it casts nothing but negative thoughts to that of our lives.

Still, these excepts are hyperbolic in nature as well.

On the other hand, we must appreciate the positive sides of the world as well. Daily activities that are carried out as this debate continues and that of those that would continue on long after are testaments to the positive side of life itself. The normalcy of it all with no conflict is a side of postivity that we choose to undervalue for it resides in the routine we undergo daily. Imagine the morning greetings you receive, the thanks exchanged and the fully functioning body we hold dear. The world would be darker should these be ripped away.

Also, the embrace of pessimism for one is the allowance and appreciation of the positive sides of life. The fear that grips us or the hollow nervousness we feel or the bouts of hate and anger we display hold pockets of positivity for we are concern, a concern for the loved ones around us and the lives we live. This juxtaposed appreciation is a display of being positive as we are aware of the losses we face or are to face and thus a micro-berg display of being positive in all.

In summation, pessimism does run in the veins of the world today and it is a predominant force nonetheless. However, this is only the result of the lack of appreciation for the other side and thus generating a pseudo environment of negativity for we dwell too much in the negative and thus the pessimistic world we live in.
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Posted by dj21 3 years ago
dj21
I agree with Risels. The definition of "pessimism" needs to be more concrete before it could be properly debated. "Pessimism defined as; an inclination to emphasize adverse aspects, conditions, and possibilities or to expect the worst possible outcome (2)." Whose "inclination to emphasize"? Societal? Defined as...? How do you define "adverse"? I think it's an interesting discussion topic, but have a hard time imagining a productive debate with such nebulously defined criterion.
Posted by Risels7 3 years ago
Risels7
Your too vague with your question. What exactly do you mean when you say the world. Are you saying the majority of people in the world are pessimists?
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