Tags » Pessimism » Page 2

The Ravenous Mess (2012)

The ravenous mess curdles,
untouched by the strokes
of a painter whose certainty
exceeds his ability–staring,
staring at the bright brew,
the jumble of hue, as if to… 95 more words

Daniel Ray Thomason

The cynic

I’m not a very nice person. I won’t bore you with a list of all my flaws but at the very least I’m selfish, inattentive, disinterested and impatient*. 689 more words

Random Ramblings

The Power of Pessimism

One of the most common bits of advice given to artists all over the place is the so called ‘Good Vibes’ advice – Be positive! Be optimistic! 962 more words


How To Survive A Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day

In the movie “Alexander’s Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day” the main character, Alexander, makes a birthday wish that his family have an awful day. 890 more words

The Opposite of the Crowd

More than one successful investor has advised to observe what everyone believes and do the opposite.  When people are optimistic, be a pessimist.  When people are pessimistic, be an optimist.   294 more words



In the past month I’ve learned a lot about strength.

The strength it takes to love someone who hurts himself. The strength it takes to stand by and let go and hope for the best. 237 more words

I sometimes revel in my obstinate negativity, but perhaps it isn’t the competitive advantage I prefer to pretend; I just hope this resolve is an honest obstinacy.