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    With closed eyes, senses of perception, direction, vision, have been stripped away. Poe’s rhetoric remains, the sole survivor of complete sensory deprivation. With his writing techniques, a prevalent exigence is born: Poe aims to convey the effects of pessimistic reasoning on physicality. Poe’s “The Pit and the Pendulum” portrays the ultimate desolation and revival of thought-processes, emphasizing catalysts of mood, legato, diction. Poe establishes the mood within the story’s first moments: moribund, anguished, sightless. With the narrator’s preambulatory statements, the pessimism is divulged, “[sickness] unto death with long agony… [he] felt [his] senses were leaving [him]” (62). This agony expresses the story’s initial shadow of darkness; the reader is grasped by the stormy tendrils of failure. However, Poe’s introduction, of this stormy mood, is…

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    writing. The story shows the struggle that four men face with nature and its uncontrollable tendencies. The four men are depicted as a captain, correspondent, cook, and an oiler named Billie. The story starts with these men out at sea on a dinghy after their steamer ship the Commodore sank. Naturalists believe that human beings are shaped by heredity and environment and dominated by economic, social, or natural forces. This is shown in The Open Boat when the men struggle with the ocean and waves…

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    somebody who tries to find light even in the darkest of places, while a pessimist wouldn’t bother to look because he knows that he probably won’t find it. In reality, I don’t consider myself to be just optimistic or just pessimistic. I would call myself an “optimistic pessimist”. You’re probably wondering what the hell that means. There are some circumstances where the two can actually co-exist. I am somebody who can be very positive but at the same time also negative about life. Not everybody…

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    The Effects Of Pessimism

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    Pessimism is a psychological condition and a way of thinking in which an individual has a negative perception about the things around him/her (Reddy, 2014). Being a pessimist means that the person is a negative thinker. These people foresee their future that the worst thing will happen. Negative thoughts came from different origin depends on how people interact with the things that he/she feels and see. This study is significant for every individual living in the world. It helps people to…

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    Many philosophers and other devout pessimist have made claims that the Buddhist lifestyle is ultimately pessimistic. It’s easy to take the teachings of the buddha and apply them to a pessimistic lifestyle but the basis of pessimism is denial and that’s the opposite of what the buddha was attempting to teach. The basis of Buddhism is the four noble truths which are the existence of suffering, that suffering has a cause, that there is a cessation of suffering, and that the Eightfold path is the…

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    The Value Of Life

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    views and different ways of looking at valuing life, and none are quite the same. The question seems somewhat metaphysical and can differ from who you ask. It can be taken literally, similar to the Amanda Ripley’s Time Magazine article; in terms of calculating the actual monetary value of life. It can also be taken theoretically, where this is no exactly correct answer. In the end, there is no politically correct way to tackle this question. From my personal perspective, I support the theory…

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    Grief is different for each person. In my case it was around a year of not being able to completely comprehend the feelings death which I was newly introduced to in this incident. I was struck blinded by my emotions, which made me forget that I can control how I respond to them. Optimism is the most powerful factor that will help a person focus on love and the good times you spent with your loved one, instead of the absence of him or her. A pessimist will vault himself into a worst-case scenario…

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    Nathan’s family, but they always had an optimistic outlook on their future even though they were living a destitute life. Therefore, when going through a time of hardship, one must get through it intrepidly with a hopeful mindset and use the idea of hope as motivation to accomplish one 's goals. Furthermore, one must not only have hope, because the idea of hope alone is not enough for one to get through a hardship. Hope is only useful when one takes action. The only way one can…

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    Be pessimists? Debbie downers? CNN news anchors? Of corse not. In fact, negative thinking can be just as delusional as the positive kind. In his book, Hope without optimism, Dr. Terry Eagleton states that the problem with both, optimism and pessimism is that neither our action. They 're simply passive traits, we assume that being optimistic is a choice that will rid us of all of our problems. When in reality, such a mindset only engenders passivity in the face of injustice ignorance to the…

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    However, the instrument used to explore attitude was the 5-item Emotional Well-being (EWB) subscale (Coyne et al., 2007b). A 5-item subscale does not seem enough to evaluate attitudes, moreover, if this one has been given only at one point in time during 9 years of study. Conversely, there are many examples that contradict Coyne et al., (2007b)’s findings; one of them is the study conducted by Novotny et al., (2010). In this study, 534 individuals diagnosed with lung cancer formed the sample.…

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