The Intelligent Optimist's Guide to Life, 1st Edition

  • Jurriaan Kamp
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  • ISBN-10: 1626562768
  • ISBN-13: 9781626562769
  • DDC: 149.5
  • Grade Level Range: 9th Grade - 12th Grade +
  • 112 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2014 | Published/Released January 2016
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2014

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The world isn’t coming to an end, contrary to what you may have heard, says Jurriaan Kamp. And pessimism can be fatal: Kamp cites research showing that those who indulge in negative thinking are more likely to smoke, be overweight, and have high blood pressure, high cholesterol, and an increased risk of Parkinson’s disease. Meanwhile, evidence abounds that optimism—intelligent optimism, not a rose-colored-glasses brand of wishful thinking—is good not only for your mind but for your body, too. He explains how we can cultivate an outlook of informed optimism that will make our lives and the world better.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Other Frontmatter.
Half Title Page.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
A Note from the Author.
Introduction: Stories, News, and the Challenge of Optimism.
1: The Best Way to Live.
2: A Key to Health, Happiness, and Success.
3: How to Become an (Even Better) Optimist.
4: The World is a Better Place than You Think.
5: Welcome to the Age of Optimism.
Checklist for Optimists.
Life Orientation Test Scoring.
About the Author.
About the Intelligent Optimist.