Optimism is like red wine

A glass a day is good for you, but a bottle a day is dangerous.

In other words it’s quite beneficial for you to be optimistic. Optimistic people live longer, are healthier, more successful, happier, and make more money. And perhaps there are times when you want to moderate it.

This is inspired from the book The Optimism Bias

How to predict your future

According to Tali Sharot we can make relatively accurate predictions when we look back in time and say, “Last month I was late for most meetings, enjoyed only half of the films I viewed, and received no gifts from my loving partner. Therefore, this month I am more likely not to be on time for the majority of my appointments, will probably only appreciate 50% of the movies that I watch and should not expect any gifts.”

Taken from The Optimism Bias