Optimism and pessimism

Two views of life

January 23rd 2016
There is a lot more to the subject of optimism and pessimism than people generally think. Only those who seek spiritual riches can be truly optimistic, whereas those who focus on material riches, even if they are at first full of hope, will sooner or later have to give up their illusions. Optimism and pessimism imply two philosophies of life. Pessimists see no further than the petty earthly things, while optimists open their soul to the vast expanses of heaven, knowing that humans are destined one day to return to their heavenly homeland. On the way to this homeland, they will of course meet evil in all its forms, they will suffer, they will doubt others and themselves, and they will lose courage. But even during the worst times they will not founder, because there is a truth etched in their heart and soul: that God created them in his image and that this image holds the potential for all riches and every victory.