There is no sadder sight than a young pessimist.
– Mark Twain
Meaning of this quote:
The quote illustrates how sometimes we view things from a negative point of view and anticipate the outcome even before we put ourselves forward for it.
It is an attitude that separates pessimists from optimists. This is like thinking about getting defeated before the game even begins.
Pessimism is simply a fear of losing something before we even try. To think of the negative outcome before you take your first step is what pessimism looks like.
Is social media and the Internet making us more pessimistic?
The influence of social media on our minds is huge in today’s world. Information has never been so readily available as it is today. We live in a data-driven world.
The Internet and social media have both pros and cons, but the great thing about them is they have the power to unite us, and the bad thing is they can also divide us.
In today’s time, it doesn’t take much effort to be a pessimist. Browse social media sites, scroll through some negative or manipulative posts or compare your life with others and in no time anyone might develop FOMO (Fear of Missing Out) or anxiety.
Realize that there’s a filter on everyone’s posts and they aren’t necessarily a reality. A mind becomes what it consumes. Remember, social media is a great tool as long as we use it in the right way. Regardless of where you spend your time, ensure that it makes you better, feels better, and helps you take a positive approach towards life.
Every good thing can turn into a bad one if we overuse them or do not utilize them properly. Take advantage of the Internet and social media in the right way and let them improve your life by connecting you to others.
There is no sadder sight than a young pessimist who sees difficulties in every opportunity. The way we perceive and think defines everything. There is nothing wrong with determining obstacles or challenges. Taking a realistic approach is key.
Take a stand against your challenges rather than running away from them. Let adversity and challenges make you stronger and more courageous than ever before.