The Challenge of Optimism: Not Caving in to Your Personal Capacity For Despair

By M. Blaine Smith |  August 1, 2014

When the stock market crashed in October 1987, Jake feared it meant the end of life as he knew it. He had pinned his financial hopes for retirement upon years of careful investing in securities.

Within a day, chest pains landed him in the hospital. The diagnosis: a heart attack. His body had caved in to the bad news along with his emotions.

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