olivia maia - escritora e ilustradora desterrada.

o problema do pessimismo


In raising problems without solutions, in posing questions without answers, in retreating to the hermetic, cavernous abode of complaint, pessimism is guilty of that most inexcusable of Occidental crimes – the crime of not pretending its for real. Pessimism fails to live up to the most basic tenet of philosophy – the ‘as if’. Think as if it will be helpful, act as if it will make a difference, speak as if there is something to say, live as if you are not, in fact, being lived by some murmuring non-entity both shadowy and muddied.

Eugene Thacker, Cosmic Pessimism (via Spurious)

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