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He wears short shorts. [Dec. 9th, 2006|06:01 pm]
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http://youtube.com/watch?v=DVvJMyR1ZhA

Reno 911 clip. ;)

No pessimist ever discovered the secret of the stars or sailed an uncharted land, or opened a new doorway for the human spirit.
Helen Keller
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[User Picture]From: randomdan
2006-12-10 12:29 am (UTC)
I beg to differ, as I think absurdists (like Camus) could be considered pessimistic since they believe that there is no meaning to life. Absurdism and the works which have sprung from it, however, could totally be seen as opening new doorways to the human spirit.
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[User Picture]From: randomposting
2006-12-10 01:12 am (UTC)
I'm not sure it's fair to say that people who don't believe in a specific "meaning of life" are pessimistic. Most of those people live life as if each day could be their last without anything holding them back. I don't think that religion or philosophy has much to do with optimism/pessimism at all.
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[User Picture]From: randomdan
2006-12-10 01:27 am (UTC)
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pessimism#Famous_Pessimists

Some of those people have done some cool things. Regardless, it'd be silly to argue the semantics of optimism/pessimism and end up with too many definitions to reach any conclusion. I see your points though.

My main point is that pessimists have a lot to offer in some cases.
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[User Picture]From: randomposting
2006-12-10 02:21 am (UTC)
:) Thanks for the link.
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