Of Insanity and Pessimism

The times they are a-changin’.

This post seems to be older than 16 years—a long time on the internet. It might be outdated.

I was doing a bit of cross checking on a IMDB article when I came across this entry from the Aug. 13, 1979 edition of Time Magazine:

From www.time.com:

The pessimist’s short catechism–”It will get worse, it will get worse, it will get worse”–applies to tennis elbow, OPEC exactions, the seven ages of man, Skylab, the Middle East, airline food, the New Conservatism, college tuition, smog and the length and lack of substance of presidential campaigns.

It’s amazing to think that even 28 years later, nothing has really changed. We still face the same problems. Einstein (at least the quote is attributed to him) once defined insanity as “doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results” [1]. Why are we 28 years in the future and still facing the same problems?

Is it me or are we insane?

[1] http://www.quotationspage.com/quote/26032.html