This Video Illuminates The Benefits Of Pessimism

Being pessimistic is typically seen as a bad trait, but it's not all bad news. The School of Life takes a look at some of pessimism's more redeeming qualities in the video above.

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The big pitch here is that pessimism helps you with defining expectation. When you keep your expectations in check, you won't expect anyone to hand you the world on a platter. This is a sort of "strategic pessimism," that can help lower anxiety because you're always planning for negative outcomes. The video certainly takes a full-blown, humorous look at pessimism's benefits, but that doesn't mean it's not right a lot of the time.

The Wisdom of Pessimism [YouTube]


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    Plan for the worst, hope for the best, life sucks but at least it doesn't last very long.

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