Pessimism for a Longer, Healthier Life


A new study shows that people who are pessimists are to live a longer and healthier life than the ones who see sunny days even when in the middle of the wildest storm. [1]

I always wondered why humans are allowed to be pessimistic in the first place.

Why would Nature allow us to think badly for the future? After all, why not fool yourself that everything will go OK? Either way, what will happen will happen. Or do we really think we can alter the flow of the Universe?

At the end, life seems to be pessimistic it self. Death is its final destination. How stupid must you to be optimistic?


Author: skakos

Spiros Kakos is a thinker located in Greece. He has been Chief Editor of Harmonia Philosophica since its inception. In the past he has worked as a senior technical advisor for many years. In his free time he develops software solutions and contributes to the open source community. He has also worked as a phD researcher in the Advanced Materials sector related to the PCB industry. He likes reading and writting, not only philosophy but also in general. He believes that science and religion are two sides of the same coin and is profoundly interested in Religion and Science philosophy. His philosophical work is mainly concentrated on an effort to free thinking of "logic" and reconcile all philosophical opinions under the umbrella of the "One" that Parmenides - one of the first thinkers - visualized. The "Harmonia Philosophica" articles program is the tool that will accomplish that. Life's purpose is to be defeated by greater things. And the most important things in life are illogical. We must fight the dogmatic belief in "logic" if we are to stay humans... Credo quia absurdum!

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