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Pessimists Are Fools: 5 Reasons Why This Is the Best Time to Be Alive


Monday, December 12, 2022


Ray Edwards

This week, I invite you to tune out the continual stream of fear mongering and "doom and gloom" stories, and consider this: By every measurable statistic, life on Earth is better now than it ever has been.

Yes, we still have problems that need solving...
No, we're not perfect...but we're better than ever.

This week, I'm giving you 5 reasons why now is the best time to be alive.


[00:22] My premise: Things are better, and can get better still.
[04:35] Why pessimists are fools, and optimists have a better life
[06:40]Reason 1: Things are better than ever
[07:25]Reason 2: The internet
[09:47]Reason 3: Anybody can do anything
[12:40]Reason 4: We can change our peer group
[15:15]Reason 5: You can no longer escape your past
[16:55] So...What do we do now? 
[18:42] The most profitable way to do business
[20:24] Grow in the structure of good mental health
[22:49] The 20:1 ratio (give 20x's more than you ask)
[24:42] Use your modern brain
[27:24] Have an intentional mindset

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Ray Edwards

Ray Edwards is a world-renowned copywriter and communications strategist, writing for some of the most powerful voices in leadership and business including New York Times bestselling authors Jack Canfield and Mark Victor Hansen (Chicken Soup for the Soul) and Tony Robbins. Ray is a sought-after speaker and author, hosts a popular weekly podcast, and blogs at


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