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Surprise of the Day: Pessimism Might Be The Cure For Anger, Ugh, So Says Video That Probably Doesn’t Know Anything Anyway!

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Ugh. I’m so angry!  Stupid video from School of Life doesn’t know anything! I don’t care if it has really nice animations and a compelling answer for why we humans express frustration through anger.

 

Sure, it makes total sense that we would grow angry because we are more hopeful that the world work without speed bumps; that partners understand us and we don’t lose important items. Fine, maybe hope is at the center of our expectations, and our outbursts are merely the expression of mismanaged expectations and calculations. But…

via Matt Andoz

But whatever. We’ll just continue being angry. Or as the video puts forth, use a healthy dose of pessimism to temper those expectations. If we could understand that the world isn’t going to work as expected all the time, we would be much better prepared for the world’s curveballs.

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