Optimists are resilient

Optimists persevere, they don’t give up easily. They are less dependent on

others for their happiness. They find no need to control or manipulate people.
They usually draw people towards them. Their optimistic view of the world can be
contagious and influence those they are with. Optimism seems a socially
desirable trait in all communities. Those who share optimism are generally
accepted while those who spread gloom, panic and hysteria are treated

Optimists are positive

They see opportunities instead of obstacles. People respond positively to
optimists. When the going gets tough, optimists get tougher. Optimists
typically maintain higher levels of subjective well-being during times of stress
than do people who are less optimistic. In contrast, pessimists are likely to
react to stressful events by denying that they exist or by avoiding dealing with
problems. Pessimists are more likely to quit trying when difficulties arise.

Optimists are healthier and live longer

Medical research has justified that simple pleasures and a positive outlook can
cause a measurable increase in the body’s ability to fight disease. Optimists’
health is unusually good. They age well, much freer than most people from the
usual physical ills of middle age. And they get to outlive those prone to
negative thoughts.


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