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The Joy of Being a Pessimist

Hardly have we seen life beyond our selfish thoughts. The time we waste in pointing out the negatives in a person is immense. The positives just lie around. Alone. Being a pessimist gives us more joy than being an optimist.

Switching on the television and cruising towards a news channel rarely gives joy to Tuffy Singh. After tirelessly working for over 11 hours, he comes home to see a bespectacled anchor raring to go at his invitees. The invitees rarely get a chance to voice their opinions on a show titled ‘The Newshour’ but contains more fights and lesser news. He switches it off. Moving to a CNN IBN or an NDTV 24×7 won’t give him joy either. He wonders what joy these people get in just showcasing the negativities of the day. He rarely finds any form of positive news.

On a day when there is no negative news whatsoever, he doesn’t see the anchor. It’s 2215 hours, he walks into his balcony and looks up and stares into the sky. The moon is missing. Again a negative day for Indians.

He just feels that it’s an off day for the Moon.

Whenever Tuffy meets a new person he rarely rips into the negatives of the person and starts hating them. Rather he focuses on their positives and starts up a conversation on that.

Even when a person cracks a joke, he doesn’t care if it’s a good or a bad joke. He just laughs. The person cracking the joke feels appreciated and Tuffy heals up his heart by laughing out. However bad the person is, he finds out a reason to hang out with them and keeps the relation running.

Life is not just about spending time with the people giving you peace but also with the ones who don’t know what peace is.  Listening to pravachans and meditating won’t give anyone inner peace if they are pessimists. Be an optimist. Life’s all about being positive and spreading joy.

Just like the cliche goes, Speak good about people and Good will happen to you.

 

 

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25 thoughts on “The Joy of Being a Pessimist

  1. Reena Chacko

    arnab!! ahahaha. how did u just bring everything together.. u could have made this into three different topics. selfless writing..

  2. aditi rajpurohit

    your writing gives me a feel good feel. wow!! good to be in that feeling.. pretty positive and wonderful use of words..

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  5. Bernie Patricks

    This is what BackPunchis all about. Positivity.. High time you returned to such important issues rather than concentrate on ur poetic skills. Poems are good. They can go either way. Time to kill the thinking diva, it was stupidity. The women in making was good but then nothing happened after that. Women in Making was more deep into the minds of women and could have been a wonderful series so u could work on that, more drops of joy is what i want. Series like the thinking diva and the psycho were absolute trash, i loved it for a while but then that is not what backpunch is about. Backpunch is about the society and not individuals. All the best. Your writing has magic and can heal people so keep doing that..

      1. Aditi Bhand

        Dear Natasha,
        Everybody is entitled to their own opinion. Please avoid the use of inappropriate language to communicate your thoughts.
        Happy reading!!!

  6. Riddhi M

    That wonderful moment when goksman is back with articles and not shitty poems. Sorry to say but BackPunch is defined by its posts and the last line which gives goosebumps every single time. Marcos and I want more of it.

  7. Anonymous

    Good to see some articles on backpunch after quite some time now. Let there be more positivity ! That’s what backpunch is meant for! 🙂

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