Thursday, September 05, 2019

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More Optimistic

by Gutman Locks   


     Again, the news is optimistic. The latest study by the National Academy of Sciences looked at over 89,000 men and women over three decades and found that the most optimistic women lived an average of 14.9% longer than their more pessimistic peers. For the men the results showed that the most optimistic lived 10.9% longer than their peers on average. The most optimistic women were also 1.5 times more likely to reach 85 years old than the least optimistic women and the most optimistic men were 1.7 times more likely to reach that age.

     Optimistic people are hopeful and confident about the future while pessimistic people believe evil outweighs the good and that bad things are more likely to happen. They are negative.

     So how does one become optimistic?

     Everyone in the world has good things going on in their lives and they have bad things going on in their lives. Whichever ones you dwell on will determine your mindset, and as we see by this study will determine the length of your life.

     Whenever you have a negative thought, train yourself to immediately have two positive thoughts; one to put you back in the center, and one to move you to the optimistic side of life.

     Again, we see the wisdom in the ancient Yiddish saying, "Think good and it will be good."

1 comment:

  1. Makes a lot of common sense. Be happy! The Torah tells us to be happy with our lot and happiness shows that there's emunah in G-D, which naturally gives a feeling of inner security. We know we have a 'Father' in Heaven, who loves us and is looking out after us! Having both fear and Love for H' is everything!


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