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Our culture bleeds affirmation from every core. We keep gratitude journals, enthusiastically exchange stories of healing, align ourselves with candidates of hope, and search for life's silver linings in even the most unlikely places. Neuroscientist Tali Sharot notes that most homo sapiens are irrationally positive; that is, we overestimate the likelihood of positive events and underestimate the probability of negative ones. In The Optimism Bias, she explains how our minds transform predictions into reality and exposes the dreaded dark side of positive thinking. Editor's recommendation.