Default Optimism Is Rational

Optimism is the most rational viewpoint to have by default. Unlike pessimism or negativity, optimism is helpful even when faked because we find evidence for whichever mindset we have. As Earl Nightingale said, “we become what we think about.”

While I wouldn’t go so far as to praise irrational optimism (a la The Secret), it still might be better than default pessimism.

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