pessimism of strength

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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
“look at all these countries
waging wars  
let’s go get some ice cream
and just listen to some sad records.”

I Am The Architect of My Own Destruction, page 92

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