pessimism


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the doctrine that this world is evil

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the feeling that things will turn out badly

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a general disposition to look on the dark side and to expect the worst in all things

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He overcame Pessimism by discovering an object in existence; he saw the possibility of raising society to a higher level and preached the profoundest Optimism in consequence.
So much for your rotten pessimism," he snarled at Michaelis, who uncrossed his thick legs, similar to bolsters, and slid his feet abruptly under his chair in sign of exasperation.
He was so far from pessimism that he saw already the end of all private property coming along logically, unavoidably, by the mere development of its inherent viciousness.
And it flashed on my mind, independently of Dona Rita's pessimism, by the force of personal conviction, that, of course, Therese would tell him.
All her life she had never believed in her luck, with that pessimism of the passionate who at bottom feel themselves to be the outcasts of a morally restrained universe.
6 percentage points in July compared to April, mainly due to increased pessimism among the urban population.
In two studies conducted by Suarez and Fernandez (2005, 2011a), different types of affective-motivational strategies were identified that students can use in the course of their study and learning process, two of which are defensive pessimism and generation of positive expectations.
For example, Nicholls, Polman, Levy, and Backhouse (2008) found that optimism and pessimism were significantly correlated with eight coping constructs, (e.
Shirakawa said that while being overly optimistic is risky, groundless pessimism would also not work for Japan.
We tend to think of both pessimism and optimism as matters of temperament or mood.
In this study we investigated cultural differences and correlates of optimism and pessimism in Kuwaiti (n = 600) and Omani (n = 600) undergraduates.
In explaining Nietzsche's coinage "Strong Pessimism" Gordon writes, "The Greeks' strong pessimism is not to be confused with the defeatist mentality of which examples may be found among virtually every generation of the modern world.
What effect has this habitual pessimism had on the NTT share price?
It is no accident that libertarians tend to be buoyantly optimistic while conservatives are suffused with pessimism.
Overcome with pessimism, isolated, and traumatized, he created his own aesthetic, turning personal demons into deadly universal themes and painting horrific fantasies laced with caustic social commentary.