Pessimistic Greeting Cards

Regular price $19.95

An antidote to over-optimism.

A beautiful boxed set of 5 premium quality greetings cards with envelopes, each with a different message pertinent to a world where there can be an oppressive demand to look on the bright side.

These cards allow us to bond with others around an honest admission of some truly sobering realities. Send one to a friend with a dark sense of humour, share with a family member resistant to being jollied along but open to an empathetic gesture, or frame one and put it on your desk as a reminder that being pessimistic is not necessarily a bad thing, but an acknowledgement of a fundamental truth of the human condition.

 It might sound rather grim to send someone a pessimistic card, but, in fact, it is one of the kindest and most generous things one could do. That’s because what often makes us sad and angry isn’t disappointment, but a sense that our hopes have not come true and that our lives are unusually bitter; that we have been singled out for particular punishment. These cards suggest otherwise. Life isn’t incidentally miserable, they tell us; it is fundamentally, deeply difficult for everyone.

At The School of Life, we believe that much of life deserves solemn and mournful states, and that acknowledging this can lead to true loyalty and friendship. Learn more about this and other aspects of emotional intelligence in our blog, The Book of Life.

 

Example cards:

  • 'The only people we can think of as normal are those we don't yet know very well.'
  • 'All great choices come down to deciding what variety of suffering we'd prefer.'
  • 'To think well of oneself: a privilege reserved for those who have not begun to understand themselves.'

5 foil blocked greetings cards with accompanying envelope | 156 x 110mm | 350gsm | Printed gift box

Shipping

Shipping is $4.99 flat. No international shipping at this time. Free shipping over $100. Standard Shipping are estimated to arrive within 7-10 business days(excluding holidays and weekends). 

 

Returns/Exchanges


Our policy lasts 14 days upon confirmation of delivery. If 14 days have gone by since your purchase, unfortunately we can’t offer you a refund or exchange.

To be eligible for a return, your item must be unused and in the same condition that you received it with ALL tags attached. You must contact us first at info@mercenarygeneral.com for approval of return item. Any items returned to us without approval will not be accepted and the package will be returned back to sender.

Several types of goods are exempt from being returned. Refunds are available on all items except for jewelry, books, lingerie, swimwear, holiday items and sale items. No exceptions.

Additional non-returnable items:
Gift cards
Downloadable software products
Health and personal care items

To complete your return, we require a receipt or proof of purchase.

Refunds (if applicable)
Once your return is received and inspected, we will send you an email to notify you that we have received your returned item. We will also notify you of the approval or rejection of your refund.
If you are approved, then your refund will be processed, and a credit will automatically be applied to your credit card or original method of payment, less shipping costs.

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If you’ve done all of this and you still have not received your refund yet, please contact us at info@mercenarygeneral.com.

Sale items (if applicable)
Only regular priced items may be refunded, unfortunately sale items cannot be refunded.

Exchanges (if applicable)
We only replace items if they are defective or damaged. If you need to exchange it for the same item, send us an email at info@mercenarygeneral.com and send your item to: 120 Broadway Santa Monica California US 90401.


Shipping
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You will be responsible for paying for your own shipping costs for returning your item. Shipping costs are non-refundable. If you receive a refund, the cost of return shipping will be deducted from your refund.

Depending on where you live, the time it may take for your exchanged product to reach you, may vary.

If you are shipping an item over $75, you should consider using a trackable shipping service or purchasing shipping insurance. We don’t guarantee that we will receive your returned item.