Wednesday, September 05, 2007

Optimism

I just read something interesting.

Martin Seligman in his book Learned Optimism reports on the level of optimism shown by USA presidential candidates between the years 1900 - 1984. American voters chose the more optimistic-sounding candidate in eighteen out of twenty-two elections. People seem to want a vision of hope and opportunity, and respond well to those messages.

How optimistic are you?

1 comment:

Rick Velich said...

I think I'm optimistic, but I doubt it.