Humans Are Bad at Predicting Futures That Don’t Benefit Them
Unrealistic optimism makes people think bad things are less likely to happen to them than to others, and it hampers their decision-making.
Being Optimistic Is Good. Knowing about Optimism Bias Is Better.
People constantly underestimate the likelihood of something bad happening to them and overestimate the chances of positive events.
Optimism Is the Engine That Moves Society Forward
Skepticism has a place, but it's optimists who decide the future, says Kevin Kelly.
Want to Be More Optimistic? Consider the Triumph of Human Reason
Yale psychologist Paul Bloom has views on empathy, emotion, and rationality that make him a black sheep among his peers.
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