BobNesta420: The article's a bit misleading as to the type of person that lives longer. It opens by saying that "Older people blighted by pessimism and fear for the future are more likely to live longer," though the following paragraph says that it's "those with low expectations for a "satisfying future" actually led healthier lives."To me, those are two very different things. Someone who has a fear of the future or a general negative outlook is not the same as someone who has low (or no) expectations for a satisfying future. In my opinion, the healthiest perspective that someone can have is to have no expectations which, it sounds like, describes the group in the article that were found to live longer, healthier lives. If something good happens, it's a pleasant surprise. If something bad happens - well, that's a bummer, but you deal with it and then move on.In contrast, people who are "overly optimistic" have significant expectations which are probably rarely, if ever met. So, it would make sense that if you spend so much of your life with these grandiose expectations that never materialize, you'd be more likely to become depressed by the fact that their life didn't turn out how they hoped and expected it would. And depression leads to illness and poor overall health. So yeah./Did I overanalyze that? I think I might have.
Eckyhade: I am a little doubtful of the veracity of this claim.
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