|Pessimism negates the existing world. Yet its negating
is ambiguous. It can simply will decay and nothingness, but it can also
renounce what exists and thus open a path
for a new formation of the world...
...The pessimism that sees only decay comes from "weakness"; it looks on the dark side of everything; it is on the lookout for new opportunities for failure, so that it can predict how they will turn out. It understands everything, and for everything that occurs it can cite an analogous event from the past.