Piershale: Are you an optimist or a pessimist?
Have you ever met a happy pessimist?
There’s a widespread perception that congenital pessimists – we all know a few – are realists, imbued with superior intellect, historical insight, and prescience. Conversely, optimists are often perceived as Pollyannaish, naive, ignorant of the facts, indulging in wishful thinking, or trying to sell you something.
In a recent article titled "17 Reasons To Be Cheerful," author Matt Ridley believes the world has never been better, and will get even better. Here are some of his thoughts for you to think about:
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