Friday Night Flicks: The Wisdom of Pessimism

Given the State of The World currently, you might want to consider becoming a pessimist. Philosopher Alain de Botton , with the assistance of Claudio Salas and a team of animators, describes the advantages of pessimism in tonight’s flick.



You could practice being a pessimist this weekend. If you live in the Canadian Prairies where it has been unseasonably warm for an unusually long stretch, you could practice the classic Prairie comment —possibly inherited from dour Scottish Presbyterian pioneers— “We’ll pay for this.”

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I have been working in the book arts field for more than twenty years, and operating Byopia Press with my husband David since the late 1990s. I began producing artist's books and altered books in 2004.
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2 Responses to Friday Night Flicks: The Wisdom of Pessimism

  1. Judith says:

    very good video. I had not heard “we’ll pay for this,” but it seems apt for these times. We will be paying, forever. Sad but true. I guess I’m a pessimist. Thanks for the short bit of laughter. (-:


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