Chin up, old boy!
August 8, 2005 7:20 PM Subscribe
How does an eternal pessimist find a ray of sunshine in a gloomy world?
posted by nightengine to religion & philosophy (30 answers total) 3 users marked this as a favorite
I have always looked on the dark side of things. And with the world the shape it's in, is it any wonder? Global warming, peak oil, the war on terrorism...and that's just for starters. It seems like everywhere you turn, there's the prospect of an extinction-level event. But I'm a daddy now, and my baby boy is a solitary ray of sunshine. However, as he grows older, how do I convey a sense of hope and wonder to him, when those very feelings escape me? I truly fear for his--and our--future. What have you done to keep going? For the record, I am an atheist, so spiritual solutions don't work for me.