Pessimist comes from the Latin word 'pessimus' meaning 'the worst'. Pessimism is always looking at the worst in every situation. Constantly expressing pessimism is one of the easiest ways to appear informed, concerned and wise. Sure there is much to be pessimistic about nowadays, but it cannot be a substitute for thought. Unfortunately that has become the fashion. One may ask, 'should we not be concerned about important matters?' It is easy to confuse concern with pessimism.
'Ideology' and 'Philosophy' are terms which are often used interchangeably even though there exists a big difference between the two. Ideology is a system of ideas and ideals propounded by few and infused into the masses. Philosophy is an insight into elements of truth, realised by one's own experience and study. While ideology is for the masses, philosophy is for the individual. Ideology is borrowed from the outside. On the other hand philosophy while stimulated from the out