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Positive thinking: how to make the most of your world, cope with adversity and increase your well-being with the right attitude

Positive thinking. You could be forgiven for imagining this is the lexicon of new age pop psychology – but it’s been around for ages. The Greek philosopher Epictetus, who died in AD135, observed, “The thing that upsets people is not so much what happens, but what they think about what happens.” Nearly 2,000 years later in 1952, Norman Vincent Peale published The Power of Positive Thinking: A Practical Guide to Mastering the Problems of Everyday Living. It sold more than five million copies…

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