Optimists: Are they born or bred?
- 5 Months ago
Are optimists born or bred? An optimistic point of view does not mean that an individual has had a trouble-free life. Optimists are not born, they are bred. However, optimism almost always starts early. It is cultivated from childhood and is usually the result of having positive relationships with optimistic parents. Being an optimistic parent means letting your children make use of the opportunities to recover from failure and helping them recognize the real value of success. Parents should not tell their children that they are amazing at everything they do. This kind of reinforcement technique only causes your child’s confidence to break down when he/she fails.
At this point, if you are concerned with the fact that you were never optimistic as a child, don’t worry. Optimism can still be cultivated later in life. Optimism is like an activity; just like riding a bike; it’s never too late to learn! There are many methods to learn optimism. But the one that works best is self-talk or internal dialogue.