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Optimism, realism or pessimism.
I am so struck by how many in groups I am in who prefer talking about little subjects and ignoring climate change or treating it as though “There must be a solution,
I am mostly in the realist [ with an overlay of constitutional optimism, So I appreciate this from Epictetus :
“Open your eyes: See things for what they really are, thereby sparing yourself the pain of false attachments and avoidable devastation.”
This issue,. of mental mood, is deep and interesting, and a way to get to know yourself. One thing to notice is that you actually have the freedom to choose between one or the other and it is not even that hard to exercise. That doesn't mean you can stay at the one that you chose but that you can choose it is important.
From The Art of Living'.- Epictetus