"No one expects to see a three-hour prime-time special-or opera, musical, epic poem, sit-com, or cartoon series-about the final stages of Alzheimer's, ALS, or Huntington's chorea, any more than veterinarians advertise their euthanizing "facilities," or undertakers invite us to tour their basements. Imagine if newspaper obituaries printed, not twenty-year-old photos of the deceased in their prime, but actual deathbed pictures of ghastly, wasted bodies. We have plenty of cuddly shots of naked babies fresh from the delivery room, but none of naked grandpas and grandmas en route to the embalmer or cremator. But when you block all this from your consciousness (as in the media's sanitized war coverage) you radically falsify the truth. And truth is what pessimism is all about." ~ Peter Heinegg
From my collection of mostly pessimistic quotes.
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