Duh:”Fantasizing about a wonderful, happy future may actually make depression symptoms worse in the long run.”

Magical thinking is usually a bad idea, plus it’s usually deeply dishonest….duh

“…in the short run, there’s some evidence that daydreaming about good things can curtail symptoms of depression. At the same time, fantasies might actually set you up for failure—you think about the good things, but don’t put in any effort to get them…”

“The modern era is marked by a push for ever-positive thinking, and the self-help market fueled by a reliance on such positive thinking is a $9.6 billion industry that continues to grow[,” the researchers write. “Our findings raise questions of how costly this market may be for people’s long-term well-being and for society as a whole.”

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