Numerous scientific studies have shown that an optimistic lifestyle is healthy for you. An optimistic perspective is also good for your mental wellbeing. But I don’t want to convince you with science. I want to tell you three little stories.
Humankind continuously exceeds its own expectations when it comes to the development of new technology. However, we are really bad at one thing—predicting that development. And that’s a problem that leads to a lot of unnecessary pessimism. For example, in almost all future scenarios of climate change, clean and renewable energy advances little by little. As a result, the earth keeps getting warmer and warmer. But these kinds of scenarios are always based on known facts. Yet, as history shows, it is the unknown that revolutionizes the world again and again.
Watching or reading the news is a painful experience. People everywhere are under a continual onslaught of bad news. No wonder more and more people are getting depressed. Under these circumstances, how can you stay positive and optimistic? Well, this is the time to put optimism to the test.
Are you familiar with these graphs that show the end of oil? Invariably the lines in these statistics point to a bleak future and the promise that we won’t be able to maintain our current lifestyle. Yet, we really shouldn’t worry about energy. Solutions are available and well under way.