Even if they’re wrong its always better to die happy.
I’m already 6 feet under then.
I could be Optimistic if i could quit smoking these damn cigarettes !
And Obama gets the boot !
So, the opposite of optimism is “depression and anxiety”?
I thought it was pessimism. Is this a flaw in the study?
As the expression goes, “An optimist is never pleasantly surprised.” But this also means that a pessimist *is* pleasantly surprised. Is pleasant surprise bad for you?
Being an optimist means a high probability that what you hope for will not come to pass. But much like gamblers, whose brains are stimulated *more* when they lose than when they win, do optimists benefit from being disappointed?
Have you ever seen this site?: http://www.authentichappiness.sas.upenn.edu/Default.aspx
Authentic Happiness has been used to evaluate depression and works to modify people’s responses to adverse situations. It’s worked for people I know. I scored off the scale in happiness, so...
I don’t think so.