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Jurriaan Kamp

Optimistic Beggars

Jurriaan Kamp | Posted 02.08.2014 | Good News
Jurriaan Kamp

The best way to improve your life is not to compare yourself with others. Such comparing is at the root of a lot of pessimism.

Do You Persevere?

Jurriaan Kamp | Posted 01.25.2014 | Good News
Jurriaan Kamp

Once we truly know that life is difficult -- once we truly understand and accept it -- then life is no longer difficult. Because once it is accepted, the fact that life is difficult no longer matters."

Do You Belong?

Jurriaan Kamp | Posted 01.25.2014 | Good News
Jurriaan Kamp

Ultimately, what creates purpose is the experience that one is able to make a meaningful contribution to someone else's life. We are social beings and we need each other to find meaning and fulfillment. There's a clear relationship between purpose and connection.

Are You an Optimist? The Test

Jurriaan Kamp | Posted 01.23.2014 | Business
Jurriaan Kamp

Psychologists have been using a simple test -- the Life Orientation Test -- for years to find out. The same test has been featured in most of the research done on the relationship between optimism and pessimism and (mental) health.