According to new research, optimistic women live longer, and have overall better health, than their pessimistic peers. Researchers also reported that "cynically hostile" women were at a higher risk of dying during the eight-year study. [LiveScience]
To quote my mother the other day—
"It bothers me that most people would consider you a pessimist. I wouldn't! You're one of the most optimistic people I know because you understand how things can be better. Not accepting whatever crap comes out doesn't make you pessimistic, it makes you smart."
I love my mom.