The Science of Our Optimism Bias and the Life-Cycle of Happiness


BOOK REVIEW

The Science of Optimism: Why We’re Hard-Wired for Hope, Author: Tali Sharot.

By Maria Popova – “Although the belief in a better future is often an illusion, optimism has clear benefits in the present. Hope keeps our minds at ease, lowers stress, and improves physical health. This is probably the most surprising benefit of optimism. All else being equal, optimists are healthier and live longer.

“It is not just that healthy people are more optimistic, but optimism can enhance health. Expecting our future to be good reduces stress and anxiety, which is good for our health.” more> http://tinyurl.com/c6jcu3b

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