How to be optimistic with Laurence Shorter


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Let’s face it; January 2009 isn’t looking set to be the most joyful month in recent history. The combination of bad weather, personal debt, failed attempts to stick to New Year’s resolutions and looming global crisis are likely to get even the cheeriest among us feeling a little glum.

In fact, when it comes to bad news, we’ve never had it so good.

When every newspaper article or news bulletin gives another reason to be tearful, we think it’s important to learn some useful tips for taking a life-affirming stand against the grind of everyday strife.

Laurence Shorter is author of The Optimist, a book which charts his ambitious, year-long quest to seek out the world’s most positive thinkers, including Archbishop Desmond Tutu, Jung Chang, Matthieu Ricard, California’s renowned Surfing Rabbi, and Bill Clinton. But optimism doesn’t come easy, and Shorter’s resolve is tested at every corner: by a flagging career, a troubled love affair, and his ever-pessimistic dad.

Join  The School of Life, on officially the most depressing day of the year, to be converted by Laurence and learn to become an optimist in three easy steps.

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