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I think we can all agree, it’s been a rough spring with COVID-19 taking over our lives.

Why is everyone so gung ho on having an optimistic attitude? It turns out that pessimism can be a good thing. Find out why.

On the Feb. 15, 2015 edition of Work with Marty Nemko, I had an hour-long quite candid exchange with Todd Kashdan, author of The Upside of Your Dark Side. His book argues that we'd be wise to supplement the traditionally upbeat American way of being in the workplace with such "no-nos" as anger, anxiety, invoking guilt, and even narcissism.