This Dark Age

A manual for life in the modern world.

By Daniel Schwindt

NOTICE:
This Dark Age is now available in paperback on Amazon. The print version is MUCH cleaner than this online version, which is largely unedited and has fallen by the wayside as the project has grown. If you’ve appreciated my writing, please consider leaving a review on the relevant paperback volumes. The print edition also includes new sections (Military History, War Psychology, Dogmatic Theology).

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Beyond optimism and pessimism

Optimism, as was said, is cowardice; but pessimism is just cowardice of a different color. They both imply that one’s opinion about the future rules one’s attitude about the present. This is weak and unmanly from the very start. We must get beyond contingent attitudes like optimism and pessimism, or we won’t get anywhere at all. Don’t forgo action because you think the apocalypse is coming tomorrow; don’t act happy because you think the utopia is coming tomorrow; just act according to what is right and true.

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