ILLUMINATION
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Do The Optimists Live Longer Than The Pessimists?

What about realistic pessimists a.k.a realists?

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The optimist-pessimist binary is one of the recurring themes in self-help literature.

My favourite peeve against psychological research is its exaltation of optimism and devaluing of pessimism. Researchers say optimists expect the future to be good no matter what they are…

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Mukundarajan V N

Mukundarajan V N

Retired banker living in India. Avid reader. I write to learn, inform and inspire. Believe in ethical living and sustainable development. vnmukund@gmail.com