pessimism Tag

There's no doubt that happy people think about the world in a different way.  There's no doubt that real optimism, not just "positive thinking", is a vital piece in the puzzle that is happiness.  For some poeople, optimism (and, therefore, happiness) comes naturally; for others, it can...

by Stephen Guise from PickTheBrain Optimism maximizes potential as pessimism squashes it. Look at these five distinguishing differences between optimists and pessimists and tell me – which one are you? 1. Optimists Believe They Are In Control Optimists believe they can shape their future. They see no reason...

Is it OK to be a bit negative if it protects you from potential hurt and loss?  Is it OK to guard against misery and other negative emotions even if it limits your happiness and the experience of positive emotions?  In short, the simple answer to these...

So much has been written about happiness, positive psychology and a range of related variables in recent years that sometimes we forget to ask a few of the big questions about happiness, health and well being. For example, why would we want happiness? Is optimism...