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There Are Better Alternatives to Optimism and Pessimism According to Psychologists

Tragic Optimism, Defensive Pessimism, and How to Use Them to Your Advantage

Psychology around pessimism and optimism can be a useful way to cope when life throws you out of a plane.
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“It’s going to be awful. I’m being realistic,” I argued with my husband.

“You’re being pessimistic,” he argued back.

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Kelly Eden

Kelly Eden

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New Zealand-based essayist | Personal Essay Workshops | @ Insider, Mamamia, Thought Catalog, ScaryMommy and more https://inspired-nonfiction.thinkific.com/