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My So-Called Perfect Life

Do you know how many times I’ve heard that my life is “perfect?”

First of all, no one’s life is perfect. Everyone has their own unique set of challenges, battles, and dark days to face. 1,170 more words

Family

Optimists and Pessimists

Optimists are right. So are pessimists. It’s up to you to choose which you will be. 

 –Harvey Mackay 

What you see in the environment around you–people, events, situations all comprise the environment–is fundamentally determined by what you are looking for. 352 more words

Devotions

On Being Positivity Adjacent, and Being Ok With It.

I am not what you would call an overly positive person. My brain is simply not wired that way. Part of this has to do with having a mental illness (depression, represent!), and part of it is because, on a fundamental level, it just isn’t who I am. 819 more words

Life

Unbridled Joy

Recently my sometimes self-declared identity as a recovering pessimist is finding new energy – in the recovery process. The help, coming from Relational Wisdom 360 ( 440 more words

Relational Wisdom

Can an Authoritarian Mind Afford Futurism? 

An authoritarian submissive doesn’t imagine the future – he merely survives the present. The future is of interest only to those who expect to shape their own.  2,647 more words

Economy

the upside to nihilism

Think positive! Be grateful! Distract yourself from your ruminating thoughts!

I’ve heard that advice in one way or another in therapy so often. It’s such a big part of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy. 624 more words

Positive Thoughts

pessimism of strength

the philosophical cure 
to anxiety 
is not optimism 
but rather pessimism.


optimism says 
“the world is beautiful
and there’s no reason to be sad.”


pessimism says… 32 more words

Poetry