The Wisdom of Pessimism

Celebrating this much maligned mindset

One of the current trends in many schools focuses on the Mindset virtues, with many behaviours being challenged as a negative attitude which can obstruct the learning process. However, this “Wisdom of Pessimism” challenges such thinking, celebrating this much maligned mindset.

Written and narrated by the great philosopher Alain de Botton, this two and a half minute film explores a mix of different animation techniques to tell you how you can become a good pessimist. Enjoy.

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