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Bottom line, stop being a sour puss.
1 posted on 04/24/2012 5:41:57 PM PDT by neverdem
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To: neverdem

Even if they’re wrong its always better to die happy.


2 posted on 04/24/2012 5:46:43 PM PDT by cripplecreek (What does it profit a man if he gains the whole world but loses his soul?)
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To: neverdem

I’m already 6 feet under then.


3 posted on 04/24/2012 5:51:50 PM PDT by STJPII
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To: neverdem; a fool in paradise; Slings and Arrows

Bummer PING!


4 posted on 04/24/2012 5:55:11 PM PDT by Revolting cat! (Let us prey!)
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To: neverdem

I could be Optimistic if i could quit smoking these damn cigarettes !

And Obama gets the boot !


6 posted on 04/24/2012 6:31:28 PM PDT by ATOMIC_PUNK (Any man may make a mistake ; none but a fool will persist in it . { Latin proverb })
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To: neverdem

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?


7 posted on 04/24/2012 6:42:28 PM PDT by yefragetuwrabrumuy ("It is already like a government job," he said, "but with goats." -- Iranian goat smuggler)
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To: neverdem; Slings and Arrows; a fool in paradise
An optimist falls off a roof of a skyscraper. As he passes each floor on the way down the people inside hear him shouting: "So far, so good!"
9 posted on 04/24/2012 8:15:28 PM PDT by Revolting cat! (Let us prey!)
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To: neverdem

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...


11 posted on 04/25/2012 8:37:15 PM PDT by 1010RD (First, Do No Harm)
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To: neverdem

I don’t think so.


13 posted on 04/26/2012 4:06:23 PM PDT by Revolting cat! (Let us prey!)
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