Why It Pays off to Be an Optimist

ou probably wouldn’t guess this since I write about personal growth and investing, but I’m mostly a pessimist by nature. I had to force myself to adopt optimism as my main view on life, but I can always feel the pull of pessimism.

What does it even mean to be an optimist or pessimist? In the world of philosophy, an optimist is a person who believes that good ultimately prevails over evil and that our…