Sunday, September 25, 2016

Pessimist

“You dream about your sheep and the Pyramids, but you’re different from me, because you want t realize your dreams. I just want to dream about Mecca. I’ve already imagined a thousand times crossing the desert, arriving at the Plaza of the Sacred Stone, the seven times I walk around it before allowing myself to touch it. I’ve already imagined the people who would be at my prayers we would share. But I’m afraid that it would all be a disappointment, so I prefer just to dream about it.” — Paulo Coelho, The Alchemist, p.57
The downfall of being a pessimist is that you constantly imagine the worst. When something good happen, you see it as an exception and if something bad happen, your pessimism kind of get a validation and you go deeper into the darkness. Of course, you have a dream but then again, you do not belief that it may come true, so rather than working on it, you prefer to dream about it. Idealizing the ideal, without trying to make it real.

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