Thought for the month

“Some people are always grumbling because roses have thorns; I am thankful that thorns have roses.” Jean-Baptiste Alphonse Karr, author and journalist (1808-1890).

Friday, 18 October 2019

Optimism extends life

It may be post vacation blues, but it is difficult to avoid a feeling of malaise when absorbing current events. From climate change to national politics, it is not easy to be sanguine. However, solutions are often found in a mix of "something must be done" and "KBO". Amidst this lot it was pleasing to note a Boston University study found that individuals with greater optimism are more likely to live longer and to achieve “exceptional longevity,” that is, living to age 85 or older. Pragmatic optimism sounds good to me.

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