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Martin Seligman Quotes: Life inflicts the same setbacks and tragedies on the optimist as on the pessimist, but the optimist weathers them better.
         

Life inflicts the same setbacks and tragedies on the optimist as on the pessimist, but the optimist weathers them better.


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