Why Optimism Is A Self-Fulfilling Prophecy

Thought Catalog

There are two types of people in this world: the people who buy lottery tickets and the ones who don’t.

Usually, if you’ve bought a ticket you probably have some degree of (irrational) hope that insists it’s your lucky day, surely you’re a scratch away from the jackpot. And even when you don’t win, which, lets admit, is often, you keep coming back because anticipation makes you happy.

We’ve all heard that having no expectations leads to having no disappointments, which would theoretically only leaves room for happiness to surprise you along the way and simultaneously prepare you for the worst. But is that really the way to go? I would much rather live with my arms outstretches prepare to give and receive than to go about life with a wall built around myself.

It’s time we rewire our train of thought. Optimism isn’t about being blind to the negative…

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