The Quotidian, October 24, 2010 ~ Pessimism is a Luxury

“Pessimism is a luxury we can afford only in good times; in difficult times it easily represents a self-inflicted, self-fulfilling death sentence.” ~ Evelin Lindner and Jo. L., Auschwitz Survivor, 2004

Lindner is the Founding President of Human Dignity and Humiliation Studies. I couldn’t locate any information on Jo L.

[Source: Human Dignity and Humiliation Studies website, accessed October 24, 2010.]

Human Dignity and Humiliation Studies is composed of independent researchers and educators working on “Breaking the cycle of humiliation.” Link:

http://www.humiliationstudies.org/whoweare/index1.php

 There is a great page of quotes on this website, too.

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About Andrew Shattuck McBride

I am a writer, editor, writing coach, and consultant. I work in a variety of genres, including poetry, short stories, and creative non-fiction. I also have a couple of novels simmering on back burners. THANK YOU to Nan Macy of Village Books for taking this photo (June 2011).
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2 Responses to The Quotidian, October 24, 2010 ~ Pessimism is a Luxury

  1. Andy,

    I think you may have meant to write Jo L. in your post. Instead you wrote J. Lo — Freudian slip, maybe? ((giggles))

    Write on (and stop thinking about Jennifer Lopez… 🙂
    Carolyn

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