Is Cynicism Ruining Your Life?

Most people have at least one person in their life that can make them cynical. Whoever it is that inspires cynicism in our lives, it is generally someone who routinely disappoints or upsets us in some way. The cynical attitude that develops is part of a defensive mechanism that can be hard to lose once adopted. Unfortunately, a 2009 study of more than 97,000 women showed that cynical women have an increased rate of coronary heart disease, cancer-related deaths, and general mortality, while optimistic women were on the opposite side of the spectrum with decreased levels of death and disease than average.


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