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Old 03-15-2011, 07:15 AM
 
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Study: Cheery, optimists die younger


RIVERSIDE, Calif., March 12 (UPI) -- Personality can affect longevity -- those with the most optimism and cheerfulness die younger than their less positive counterparts, U.S. researchers found.

Study leader Howard S. Friedman, distinguished professor of psychology at the University of California, Riverside; Leslie R. Martin, a psychology professor at La Sierra University in Riverside; and staff researchers -- over a 20-year period -- analyzed data from a study of 1,500 bright children who were about 10 years old when the study began in 1921.




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Old 03-15-2011, 07:25 AM
 
Location: Brambleton, VA
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I would certainly take that study with a grain of salt. All things could not possibly have stayed equal as far as the control group from 1921 until ten years later. It is great that things are being studied, but I am starting to believe that research studies are nothing more than money pits.
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Old 03-15-2011, 08:29 AM
 
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What a crock......
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Old 03-15-2011, 04:41 PM
 
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Study: Cheery, optimists die younger


RIVERSIDE, Calif., March 12 (UPI) -- Personality can affect longevity -- those with the most optimism and cheerfulness die younger than their less positive counterparts, U.S. researchers found.

Study leader Howard S. Friedman, distinguished professor of psychology at the University of California, Riverside; Leslie R. Martin, a psychology professor at La Sierra University in Riverside; and staff researchers -- over a 20-year period -- analyzed data from a study of 1,500 bright children who were about 10 years old when the study began in 1921.




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At least the optimists will die happier, which is far better than living longer being a grouch.
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Old 03-15-2011, 06:40 PM
 
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yeah.. til the next study comes out, that proves the opposite.
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Old 03-16-2011, 01:18 PM
 
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Nice to know I will be living 200 years.
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Old 03-16-2011, 07:31 PM
 
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Yay, me!
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Old 03-16-2011, 09:37 PM
 
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Now, on a serious note - read the details. Makes perfect sense to me.
The "Everything-will-be-all-right" attitude is not much of a life plan. It's more like ostrichism.

I do agree though that those are more likely to die happy or to have lived more light-hearted lives.
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Old 03-16-2011, 09:38 PM
 
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Study: Cheery, optimists die younger


RIVERSIDE, Calif., March 12 (UPI) -- Personality can affect longevity -- those with the most optimism and cheerfulness die younger than their less positive counterparts, U.S. researchers found.

Study leader Howard S. Friedman, distinguished professor of psychology at the University of California, Riverside; Leslie R. Martin, a psychology professor at La Sierra University in Riverside; and staff researchers -- over a 20-year period -- analyzed data from a study of 1,500 bright children who were about 10 years old when the study began in 1921.




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Yee Haaa! I knew I was a grouch for a good reason!!
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Old 03-17-2011, 10:36 AM
 
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You know what they say......"The good die young. The bad ones live forever." (Must be why I'm still alive at 75.)
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