mental attitude and philosophical position that dwells on the dark or gloomy side of things, the world or the universe, culminating in a sense of their vanity and nothingness that is sometimes thought to render them unworthy of existence
An example of pessimism is seeing that a glass of water is "half empty", not "half full".
- Existential crisis
- Emil Cioran
- Giacomo Leopardi
- Arthur Schopenhauer