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It depends wholly on the kind of optimism or pessimism. Pessimism that spoils every bit of joy is horrible, pessimism that discourages you to do dumb shit (talentless people that still feel the need to audition on national television for some kind of talentshow come to mind) can be pretty handy.

Having low expectations of life of life in general can work out pretty well, as you will rarely be disappointed. And if things do not work out, it doesn't hit you as hard since you were expecting it.

Optimism is nice if it keeps you happy and going, but it sucks if it makes you get disappointed a lot or actually hurt yourself (not calculating risks as you should, irresponsible behaviour). Optimists are the kind of people that go to jail because they weren't picky enough about choosing the right getaway driver.

So a sunny disposition is nice, but expecting unpleasant outcomes is practical and helps too.

As for the philosophical version, as in judging the whole of existence as either good or bad, both are pretty ridiculous. But if I had to choose I would rather live in a world I would rather feel existence as worthwhile and generally good.

Of course the most logical is a kind of realism where one realizes the whole of existence can't readily be judged for value by someone who has no experience outside existence. It's actually impossible to aesthetically judge the color blue is it's the only one you've ever seen. The same goes for a evaluation of existence.

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I like that Confucius was a slave, who thought slavery was justified.

Does that entirely nullify his contributions to philosophy? It strikes me that it really ought to.

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>Diogenes of Sinope > Plato


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