Friday, January 9, 2009
Reach for the moon.
The truth shall not set you free. The less you know about the world the easier it is to be optimistic. This has been proved scientifically and you can find more information about this in Martin Seligman’s book `What You Can change...and What You Can't´, page 198-199.
Optimists are happier, have better health and perform better in school and at work.
But pessimists are more realistic. They see things more clearly.
So, I guess I have to find myself a pair of rose colored glasses now. I don’t mean to be sarcastic. I understand now that this is what has to be done. The benefits of optimistic unrealism outweighs clearheaded realism.