Could You Hand Me That Self-Cancellation Stamp, Please?

Victory for Victor Meldrew, as pessimistic people ‘live longer’ – Telegraph

Older people blighted by pessimism and fear for the future are more likely to live longer, according to scientists.


By this metric, I can probably expect to live…forever.

So: Is that optimism or pessimism?

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About Bill Quick

I am a small-l libertarian. My primary concern is to increase individual liberty as much as possible in the face of statist efforts to restrict it from both the right and the left. If I had to sum up my beliefs as concisely as possible, I would say, "Stay out of my wallet and my bedroom," "your liberty stops at my nose," and "don't tread on me." I will believe that things are taking a turn for the better in America when married gays are able to, and do, maintain large arsenals of automatic weapons, and tax collectors are, and do, not.


Could You Hand Me That Self-Cancellation Stamp, Please? — 1 Comment

  1. So: Is that optimism or pessimism?

    I’ve been trying to figure this one out. As near as I can tell, if you think living forever is a terrible fate, it’s pessimism. If you’re optimistic that your pessimism will make you live forever, you won’t. My advice: you should pessimistically think living forever is terrible and keep blogging.

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