Thursday, March 12, 2009


This flu still has me in its clutches, so you'll forgive some shorter posts this week, I hope! Besides, my campaign concerns quantity, not quality, so I don't think I'm cheating.

But I wanted to counter my last post with a more positive piece of data - apparently, optimists live longer than pessimists. Here's a clip:
A US study that followed nearly 100,000 post-menopausal women found that optimists had lower rates of death and incidence of many chronic diseases compared to pessimists, as did women who were more trustful of people compared to their cynically hostile counterparts.
This study goes on to mention that heart disease (which folks with psoriasis are more likely to suffer from) is one of those conditions that optimists are less likely to die of.

So if my last post seemed a bit too perky for the subject matter, I'll just say - prophylactics, my friends, prophylactics.

1 comment:

  1. Bah. Bloody optimists. Besides, we need the pessimists out there to look out for the optimists, to keep them from merrily striding into the gaping holes. Call it a sacrifice for the good of others. :)