Monday, October 31, 2011

Bon mot for the week

"The optimist thinks this is the best of all possible worlds. The pessimist fears it is true."

Robert Oppenheimer  (1904-1967)


The British Cowboy said...

I have always maintained pessimism is a better outlook. Apart from the preparedness element, let's look at how people view the current day.

An optimist expects tomorrow to be better - they are living in the future.

A pessimist knows tomorrow will be worse. Today is the best day of the rest of your life, so enjoy it. And guess what? Tomorrow, while worse than today, will also be the best day of the rest of your life.

It's a liberating view of the world, I think.

Froog said...

Quite an evolved philosophy, BC. You've obviously been giving the matter a lot of thought.

Maybe I should get you to do a guest post on here?

The British Cowboy said...

It is something I have thought often about.