Overcoming Pessimism – How Do Things Get Better?
by Irwin Kula
Rabbi Irwin Kula speaks with Rev. Welton Gaddy about how to break out of a pessimistic mindset, and why we are morally obligated to do so. Kula says that “when we get scared and fearful and sad and depressed, take a little perspective – I mean, that’s why we need sabbaths, I don’t mean the Sabbath of a literal Sabbath necessarily of any faith tradition, but a sabbath as a moment of saying, ‘The whole of creation is a hell of a gift, and we’ve been evolving, and as difficult as life is, it’s probably never been better for more people than ever!'”
With Rev. Welton Gaddy from State of Belief, January 13, 2013.? This content originally appeared on clal.org on January 18, 2013.
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