Quote for Today: Martin Seligman

 

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I think you can be depressed and flourish, I think you can have cancer and flourish, I think you can be divorced and flourish. When we believed that happiness was only smiling and good mood, that wasn’t very good for people like me, people in the lower half of positive affectivity.

Martin Seligman, in an interview with Psychologies, 2011

Image: Toni Frissell, Frida Kahlo seated by an Agave, Vogue, 1937 (public domain)