Manufacturing good thoughts

“Be curious always! For knowledge will not acquire you: you must acquire it.”

~ S. Back

If you want to be smarter than most people, then you need to be like a factory producing knowledge. If you want to be happier than most people, then you need to produce optimism. Researchers have found that optimistic people had a 50% decreased risk of early death compared with those who leaned more toward pessimism. The researcher’s results make sense: Those with a positive outlook on life are probably less stressed, better equipped to deal with adversity and, consequently, healthier. Optimists also tend to have lower blood pressure than pessimists, which, again, is most likely related to how positive thinkers respond to stress. So therefore, you must produce good thoughts that lead to a happier and healthier you!

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Special thanks to Tim Coffey for use of his illustration.

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6 responses to “Manufacturing good thoughts

  1. Very good advice. Plus, it’s fun to see my art featured on your blog, and seeing how it relates to your thoughts!

    Tim :0)

  2. Good to hear from you Tim. Keep the drawings coming and I’ll integrate them into my blog just as I have been doing the past couple weeks. This is the start of a long collaboration…hopefully! Cheers

  3. what i heard last month is exactly what you are talking about here.
    the future belongs to the curiosity ;)

    • You’re so right Fiona. The only thing that gets us up each day is the hope of a better day, and the curiosity of how it will end up! Thanks for stopping by and taking the time to leave a comment. I hope to hear from you again soon. :)

  4. You’re also more fun to be with when you’re up beat, so you tend to have more friends.

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