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Good News for Pessimists: You're Probably Better Off Than the Rest of Us

For all the pessimists out there: You’re right. Sometimes.

Yes, I’m going to argue that being pessimistic can have its advantages. It keeps your expectations in check, prepares you for disappointment, and guess what—it may even make you happier in the long run. And this video will tell you why.

So I’m going to let you be moody today. You can thank me later.

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