You Can be a Pessimist and Still Live a Healthy, Happy Life

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Image by Gerd Altmann from Pixabay Defensive Pessimism I often consider myself a reasonably positive person—that is, until I meet someone who is really a positive person. I’m referring to the kind of person who is forever pointing out silver linings. The person that quickly turns an injury or failure into an opportunity or open door. The…

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Feed Your Curiosity’s Appetite

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Image by Stefan Keller from Pixabay What is the point? Asks my ego. Yeah, but what are you going to use it for? Asks the culture. Isn’t learning that now a waste of time? Ask many a well-meaning observer of my life. As a culture, we have so lost our desire, and perhaps our ability,…

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Midlife is Only a Crisis If You Make It One

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Photo by Raúl Nájera on Unsplash The midlife crisis The other day, I got curious about who coined the term “mid-life crisis.” Mainly, I was curious about the need for such a strong word like “crisis.” I was betting myself that whoever did this must’ve been unconsciously revealing their own difficulties embracing this change, and…

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