Similarly, for example, people with a terminal illness who maintain a happy, appreciative outlook don't live any longer than people who rage against the end of their days. The former no doubt die happier than the latter, but both get the same truncated ending.
On the same spectrum as previous findings, an Australian study has concluded that being depressive pretty much makes one rather smarter than the smiley-happy folk.
"Bad moods can actually be good for you, with an Australian study finding that being sad makes people less gullible, improves their ability to judge others and also boosts memory."
The chirpy people, by contrast, take mental shortcuts and will believe anything they're told.
The cold dark of night