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Does pessimism shorten or lengthen your life?

Frequently I have read anecdotal accounts of people who were sure┬áthat they were going to beat a life threatening disease (usually cancer) against the odds and managed to do so. Often they would give credit to their optimistic attitude that … Continue reading

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Optimist or pessimist

How does a person’s view of the world –optimistic or pessimistic–affect creativity? Psychologist have noted that the average human has a bias towards optimism. People live with the illusion that most situations will turn out better than they actually do. … Continue reading

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