06 April 2011

How we think about life's rewards

You land a good job - but not a great one. Or you get a plum offer - but not the one you wanted. A study says you'll find a way to be happy anyway.

You win some, you lose some. You get the perfect job - the one your heart is set on. Or you get snubbed.  You win the girl (or guy) of your dreams - or you strike out. Such are life's ups and downs.

Winners feel good


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