Don't turn that frown upside down: Pessimists live longer2/28/2013
Good news, pessimists! That glass will be half-empty for a long time. According to a study published by the American Psychological Association, pessimists, Debbie Downers and grumpy old men tend to outlive their more optimistic counterparts. A 10-year study of 40,000 adults discovered that people with "low expectations for a satisfying future" had longer, healthier lives (and a lower risk of disability) than people who identified themselves as "overly optimistic" about their future. "Pessimism about the future may encourage people to live more carefully, taking health and safety precautions," said the study’s lead author, Frieder R. Lang. So TRY to be happy about that, OK? [Source]
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