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On Paper, Being An Optimist Makes No Sense

A brief guide to optimistic nihilism.

Photo by David Herron on Unsplash

Growing up, my dad used to go on these ridiculous rants at the dinner table about how the world was a horrible place.

Usually, it was toward the end of the meal, when he was half drunk, half joking, and making a deliberate effort to piss everyone off. I wish I could say that I just laughed at these…

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