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.
There is much talk of leading pure lives, but how shall we purify ourselves? Time tested ancient wisdom of India lists 10 easy to practice ways to achieve purity in our existence Body gets purified by Bathing and Exercising Breath gets purified by practicing Yogic Breathing (Pranayam) Mind gets purified by Meditating Intellect gets purified by Acquiring Knowledge Memory gets purified by Reflection and Thinking Emotions / Feelings gets purified by giving Selfless Love Food ge