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The behavior behind optimism

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It’s human nature to be optimistic. We tend to think bad things happen to other people, but not to us. Here, behavioral expert and professor Dan Gilbert explains how taking a realistic look at risk can help us prepare for the unexpected.

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THINK OPTIMISTICALLY. PLAN REALISTICALLY.

Even though we've all experienced ups and downs in the past, we tend to underestimate the likelihood of anything unexpected happening in our futures. While it's good to think optimistically, it's important to plan realistically.

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