Friday, December 19, 2008

The Art of the Longview

I was reading this morning and came across a great quote by Canadian novelist Robertson Davies that offers a nice thought for the day:

“Pessimism is a very easy way out when you’re considering what life really is, because pessimism is a short view of life. If you look at what is happening around us today and what has happened just since you were born, sometimes you can’t help but feel that life is a terrible complexity of problems and illnesses of one sort or another. But if you look back a few thousand years, you realize that we have advanced fantastically over time. If you take a long view, I do not know how you can be pessimistic about the future.”

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