There's a difference between pessimism and skepticism. Some pessimists take a negative view on things just for the sake of doing so, even if such a view is not grounded in evidence. Skeptics rely on evidence before they accept any particular view, belief, or opinion, positive or negative. Skepticism is healthy; pessimism can be unhealthy. As for Christianity, the Bible is filled with examples of people being pessimistic. Many of the Psalms could be considered pessimistic. The fact is, circumstances don't allow some people to see the world with rose coloured glasses, no matter what their religion.
Pessimism is only an issue to optimists. There's a reason pessimists exists. They tend to be more cautious and more practical and are a necessary part of keeping the world in balance. This is obviously in moderation. High levels of pessimism have a tendency to lead to depression. I dont see how your religion plays into this though...
All emotions and thoughts are vibrations, what you think becomes your emotion. Emotions attract like emotions. The Law of Attraction. So if you are pessimistic you attract those like things that are pessimistic, negative.
Be positive and you will soon have positive thoughts and emotions.
idk how to answer the christian part i go to a non- denominational church. if that helps.im not a depressed person it just in some situations i say something isnt going to work out and then my friends call me a pessismist and then it doesnt work out. so im right in the end
No, I dont think so. Im sometimes a very pessimistic person, but Im a total Christian as well, and my being pessimistic doesnt influence my relationship w God, unless its out of control pessimism. I just cant let it get me depressed, and Im okay...lol
I think it's a bad thing regardless of your religion. Some of us are just more pessimistic than others, and from personal experience it takes a lot of effort to change that mindset. All pessimism promotes is feeling down and depressed in my opinion.
I think that is your optimism talking. I'm by nature very pessimistic and sometimes even when I'm pleasantly surprised it doesn't last long. It's better seeing the bright side of life.
I don't think so. Everybody is a little pessimistic, regardless of religion. It would be a bad thing, like Irene said, if you're such a pessimist that you're depressed all the time.
okay yeah i dont let my pessimism affect me to where im depressed and all that i just seem to see the negative side of stuff in school and alot of my profesors call me a pessismist
No. I could go into major religion points with you, but ti depends on what kind of christain you are to determine the exact nonderogitory words and phrase and parables.
Regardless the religion you belong to, do you like being pessimist?If not, there you have the answer. Moreover we shouldn't confuse being pessimist with realistic.
Not always! Sometimes it leaves you feeling pleasantly surprised that things didnt work out as badly as you were expecting. But maybe thats the optimism talking
Im the same way, I wouldnt worry about it. Im still deeply in love w God, so I think you'll be okay :)