Most of us feel good about tomorrow. A recent study shows that mankind has a strong tendency to feel good about the future.
According to the study, no matter where you live, how much you earn or how long you’re expected to live, chances are you believe the future will be at lease as good as, if not better than, the present.
The study looked at Gallup World Poll surveys of more than 150,000 individuals in 142 countries, whose inhabitants are representative of 95% of the world’s population. What the surveyors found was that 89% of respondents expressed optimism about how their lives would turn out, and the tendency towards optimism was irrespective of age, gender, education or household income.
The results of the study surprised me. I’m an optimistic person, probably too optimistic at times, but I would have guessed that there would have been an equal number of both pessimistic and optimistic people in the world. I’m glad I was wrong and I’m optimistic that tomorrow will be better than today!