Tragicoptimism

October 1st, 1981 § 0 comments § permalink

Tragicoptimism [ tra • jik • ˈäp • təˌ • mizəm|] (n.) compound : 1. The belief that the world is a dark and absurd place coupled with the stubborn insistance that individual and collective potency can exceed it through joy and vitality, creating new worlds and alternative lives without retreating into lies about ultimate meaning or purpose ; 2. imposing meaning on a meaningless universe. – origin : F. Nietzsche (1870 cir.).