What do you think of these?

Do they hold true for the majority 

  1. There is so much trouble in coming into the world and so much more, as well as meanness in going out of it, that ’tis hardly worthwhile to be here at all.
  2. Mankind is a damned rascal
  3. The world lives by humbug, and so will I 

About makagutu

As Onyango Makagutu I am Kenyan, as far as I am a man, I am a citizen of the world

41 thoughts on “What do you think of these?

  1. Carmen says:

    Too pessimistic! 🙂

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  2. Violet says:

    I agree with his statements, but most people would call me a pessimist. Pessimism gets a bad rap and I don’t understand why people (in the US) think it makes you a bad person. It’s simply a lens to view the world and nothing more. It certainly doesn’t define my “moral” character. I just don’t expect things to work out fine and dandy all the time.

    Upon further thought, I think the reviling of pessimism in America might be for religious reason. In the religious US you always have to “hope in the Lord” or you’re considered unfaithful. So there’s that.

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  3. The world is doomed. The glass is half empty. Life sucks. But those statements brought a cheerful, warm, loving smile to my face so now all is well. 🙂

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  4. Or to quote the Marquis de Sade, “Spankings will continue until morale improves.”

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  5. Arkenaten says:

    Probably around 50/50.

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  6. Yes, the world is troubled. Yes, human nature is questionable. Yes, nonsense, triviality, and deceit dominate our societies. I wonder, though, what the inference is. Should we give up trying to make things better? Should we commit mass suicide because there is no hope left? I say, NO.

    No matter how bad things are or are likely to be, I – for one – feel obligated by our shared existence to work towards improving the human condition as well as improving the condition of all life on this fragile little planet. That I should succeed or fail isn’t important. What’s important is that I try to succeed.

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  7. Veracious Poet says:

    The world is a mirror of the mind. There is always a brighter side to every situation if one is willing to reconfigure one’s mind.

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  8. My mor(m)on mother, is one of the most pessimistic people I know.

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  9. renudepride says:

    Religion is the opium of the masses. The masses are inherently stupid. The problems of the world would all be happily resolved if everyone would only think like me. So everyone discard all their clothes, gather for a group hug and let’s begin Happy Hour/Cocktail Time twenty-four hours a day!

    Love and naked hugs!


  10. koppieop says:

    Meanness, humbug, trouble and other bad things have always been wandering around me. They possibly still do so, but then they do not come near enough to harm me, so I thank my lucky constellation, and feel optimistic.

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  11. shelldigger says:

    1. I’m here for the donuts, there better be donuts!

    2. Mankind is meaninless without Womankind.

    3. Get off my fricken lawn!


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