I love research which backs up my privately held beliefs and here’s one project that does just that.
We are, it seems, hard-wired to be optimistic!
The story is running on the ABC and BBC.
It’s true I am eternally optimistic. I can find the silver lining in the darkest cloud. I can bury my head in the sand and convince myself all will be well right up until the roof falls in – metaphorically of course! I also realise I can on occasion refuse to take action because I can’t believe something unpleasant or undesirable is going to happen. Very occasionally that means I learn one of life’s hard lessons but I’d rather be an optimist than a pessimist.
What about you? Are you a Chicken Little or a Cassandra? Or is life pretty darned good really.
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