The Importance of Learned Optimism

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July 9, 2012

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The Importance of Learned Optimism

Optimism is invaluable for the meaningful life. With a firm belief in a positive future you can throw yourself into the service of that which is larger than you are.

– Martin Seligman –

The Importance of Learned Optimism

“[The illiterate of the 21st century,’ Alvin Toffler famously said, ‘will not be those who cannot read and write, but those who cannot learn, unlearn, and relearn.’ Martin Seligman’s celebrated book, Learned Optimism: How to Change Your Mind and Your Life, was originally published 20 years ago and remains an indispensable tool for learning the cognitive skills that decades of research have shown to be essential to well-being — and unlearning those that hold us back from authentic happiness.” This article by Maria Popova shares more. { read more }

Be The Change

“Wisdom in Blinking” is a short and beautiful passage by Mark Nepo on how our mindset influences the quality of our life experiences. { more }

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