Is Your Glass Half-Full?

March 13th, 2018 Vern Oakley

In his excellent book Barking Up the Wrong Tree, Eric Barker contends that pessimists are more often right in their predictions, but optimists are more often more fulfilled and productive in life.
Scientific research has come up with a long list of benefits to being optimistic. Practicing optimism and gratitude causes (not just correlates with) an increase in contentment, and optimism is associated with better health.