Oh Cruel World: Being a Pessimist Might Make You Live LongerMadeleine Davies3/01/13 12:50pm88EditPromoteGo to permalinkFeeling optimistic? Well, TERRIBLE NEWS — your optimism is decreasing the longevity of your life. Does that make you feel pessimistic? Then GREAT NEWS — pessimism may help you live longer. Feeling happy again? Well, fuck, you just started the whole cycle over again.