The American Psychological Association claims that pessimism about the future may lead to longer, healthier lives.
WASHINGTON—Older people who have low expectations for a satisfying future may be more likely to live longer, healthier lives than those who see brighter days ahead, according to new research published by the American Psychological Association.In that case, I shall present Vault-Co. as the internet's premium anti-aging drug. It's the ultimate in depression porn. I know we guys in the MAndrosphere probably are already going to be living pretty long lives, but can't hurt to get a few more useful years in, eh?
“Our findings revealed that being overly optimistic in predicting a better future was associated with a greater risk of disability and death within the following decade,” said lead author Frieder R. Lang, PhD, of the University of Erlangen-Nuremberg in Germany. “Pessimism about the future may encourage people to live more carefully, taking health and safety precautions.” The study was published online in the journal Psychology and Aging®.