With our luck, optimism probably isn't good. Sigh.
We've heard before that optimism is very important to a happy and healthy life, we just need to make sure that optimism doesn't change into wishful thinking.
Worrying isn't bad if you're doing it in small doses — worrying can lead to action, which makes the endgame of optimism so much sweeter.
Scientists have found that our brains are wired for optimism, but it's the kind of optimism born from hard work and determinism, not one that is born from wishing and hoping for things out of our control.
What they're saying is not to be a bummer, but rather make sure your optimism is based in reality, with aspects you can control. Otherwise, every part of your life could become a trip to vegas — where you're positive you're going to hit the jackpot, but you never do.
Sometimes things just aren't "all good," and that's fine!
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