Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Choosing Negativity

I would like to advocate the option of choosing undiluted, unallayed, unqualified negativity. I posit that nihilism, pessimism, cynicism, misanthrophy and other negative mindsets can with perfect propriety be held with equanimity and without any qualms.

I also posit these attitudes can be perfectly free of the almost inescapable assertion of the glimmer of hope.

I posit there is never any requisite for any person of any negative mindset to accept such platitudes as "There's always hope" or "Things'll work out" or "There's a light at the end of the tunnel." It's not just that it's often simply not the case that there's a light at the end of the tunnel. I don't think there's any need for there to be a light at the end of the tunnel.

The negative can stand, exactly as is, without any assistance from the positive. And I find nothing at all undesirable about that state of affairs. Obviously I'm expressing a very subjective stance. In other words, I'm not offering up an equation that I think can be proved.

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