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A Positive Outlook Is Overrated

Sooner or later one finds oneself either at the receiving end of advice to cheer up and think positively or giving said advice (not me) to a depressed friend, relative or even total stranger.

Well, it does more harm than good, and you can learn why by yourselves listening to this brilliant segment from the NPR programme All Things Considered and its I Believe series.

It aired 22 October.

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