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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Previously an editor for The Muse, Alyse is proud to prove that yes, English majors can change the world. She’s written almost 500 articles for The Muse on anything from productivity tips to cover letters to bad bosses to cool career changers, many of which have been featured in Fast Company, Forbes, Inc., CNBC's Make It, USA Today College, Lifehacker, Mashable, and more. She calls many places home, including Illinois where she grew up and the small town of Hamilton where she attended Colgate University, but she was born to be a New Yorker. In addition to being an avid writer and reader, Alyse loves to dance, both professionally and while waiting for the subway.More from this Author