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by Jaded Sage
Mon May 30, 2016 5:08 pm
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: Pessimism and optimism
Replies: 70
Views: 7436

Re: Pessimism and optimism

I'd be happy to hear how negativity makes someone happy. You said: A pessimist must think: the food could be poisoned or I will get a heart-attack or I will get an allergy or I will put on weight and stop being attractive to the opposite sex etc. etc. Explain how that would make someone happy. Are ...
by Jaded Sage
Mon May 30, 2016 5:06 pm
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: Pessimism and optimism
Replies: 70
Views: 7436

Re: Pessimism and optimism

For the love of God help him explain how pessimism yields happiness.
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by Jaded Sage
Mon May 30, 2016 5:02 pm
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: Pessimism and optimism
Replies: 70
Views: 7436

Re: Pessimism and optimism

Are you fucking with me? How is imagining food might be poisoned enjoying the food?
by Jaded Sage
Mon May 30, 2016 5:00 pm
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: Pessimism and optimism
Replies: 70
Views: 7436

Re: Pessimism and optimism

I'd be happy to hear how negativity makes someone happy. You said: A pessimist must think: the food could be poisoned or I will get a heart-attack or I will get an allergy or I will put on weight and stop being attractive to the opposite sex etc. etc. Explain how that would make someone happy. Are y...
by Jaded Sage
Mon May 30, 2016 4:56 pm
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: Pessimism and optimism
Replies: 70
Views: 7436

Re: Pessimism and optimism

How can a pessimist enjoy food ? A pessimist must think: the food could be poisoned or I will get a heart-attack or I will get an allergy or I will put on weight and stop being attractive to the opposite sex etc. etc. There. Okay, explain how that would make someone happy. Are you going to say it c...
by Jaded Sage
Mon May 30, 2016 4:45 pm
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: Pessimism and optimism
Replies: 70
Views: 7436

Re: Pessimism and optimism

By asking you to explain what must be quite simple.

As for the rest of your post, I don't know what you're talking about. Where did you get suicide from?
by Jaded Sage
Mon May 30, 2016 4:28 pm
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: Pessimism and optimism
Replies: 70
Views: 7436

Re: Pessimism and optimism

Be rational, not emotional. If I'm wrong, explain why. There's no need to get bent out of shape. I meant no offense. Also, how can you possibly see your reaction as belonging to someone who doesn't need counseling of some sort? There's no shame in it. Many Americans need it. It is conducive to what ...
by Jaded Sage
Mon May 30, 2016 4:23 pm
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: Pessimism and optimism
Replies: 70
Views: 7436

Re: Pessimism and optimism

Then explain how it is possible without referring to something like sadomasochism. There's nothing wrong with it. It's just a condition. You are the one with the offensive opinion, that such people are "wack jobs." Btw, I meant the non-sexual version. I didn't say pessimists can't be happy. I mean t...
by Jaded Sage
Mon May 30, 2016 4:19 pm
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: Is there anything infallible?
Replies: 26
Views: 3088

Re: Is there anything infallible?

This is a little off topic, but could you tell us a bit about what is meant by "good sense"?
by Jaded Sage
Mon May 30, 2016 4:07 pm
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: Pessimism and optimism
Replies: 70
Views: 7436

Re: Pessimism and optimism

Exactly. The only way it wouldn't be a contradiction is if you were an exceptional sadomasochist.
by Jaded Sage
Mon May 30, 2016 4:06 pm
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: Weakness
Replies: 35
Views: 3779

Re: Weakness

Yeah, but clearly survival is not the end all be all. Who cares about survival when you're starving? Clearly the end all be all is the ability to be happy. Their ability to survive is undeniably a strength. The question is whether it is worth much.
by Jaded Sage
Mon May 30, 2016 3:59 pm
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: Pessimism and optimism
Replies: 70
Views: 7436

Re: Pessimism and optimism

duszek wrote:Can an optimist be unhappy (at times) ?

Yeah, but not as a result or their optimism.
by Jaded Sage
Mon May 30, 2016 3:55 pm
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: Pessimism and optimism
Replies: 70
Views: 7436

Re: Pessimism and optimism

But, what if my pessimism actually makes me happy? Would you want an unhappy optimist? And no, I'm not kidding. I don't see how that's possible unless you're an exceptional sadomasochist or suffer exceptionally from clinical depression. At the end of the day, it is indeed about happiness. But I don...
by Jaded Sage
Mon May 30, 2016 3:53 pm
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: Pessimism and optimism
Replies: 70
Views: 7436

Re: Pessimism and optimism

How about a little experiment with oneself, Jady ? :D If you are a pessimist start spending time with optimists and see what happens. If you are an optimist start spending time with pessimists and see what happens. And don´t forget to tell us all about it. We are dying to know ... :lol: I'm an opti...
by Jaded Sage
Mon May 30, 2016 3:49 pm
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: What are the facts of philosophy?
Replies: 45
Views: 3973

Re: What are the facts of philosophy?

Thales believed everything was made of water. Why is that philosophy? What was the origin of his assertion? Do you agree with it? If so why? It's natural philosophy. Back in the day they were all in search of the fundmental element. I happen to agree with Heraclitus that everything is made of fire,...