From CNN: “Scientists tell us that scans show our brains are wired for optimism. We register positive lessons more than negative ones. And that’s partly, they say, because optimism is good for our health.
Perhaps that’s true. But science goes on, and scientists often change their minds. What is true now and always will be is that things don’t always go the way we want. People don’t always do what we would like. And life, like history, politics, the economy and the stock market, is full of surprises, including some very painful ones.
So, we can’t simply sit back and wait optimistically for everything to work out. We need to do our part to make the stories have happy endings.”
“Optimism without thoughtful and determined action can lead to disaster. It’s true for individuals, it’s true for business, and it’s true for nations. History is full of examples…”