Mar 19, 2020
Today I welcome back Gregg Easterbrook, New York
Times bestselling author + guest on one of the most popular
Live Inspired Podcast episodes of all time.
When Gregg joined us in January 2019, the market, health +
longevity were at all-time highs, unemployment at all-time lows and
really no reason for fear... Yet we were drowning in fear.
My friends, as we are inundated with fear-driven headlines +
media coverage about the coronavirus, Gregg once again reminds us
that the world is better than it looks.
Today's conversation is packed with reassuring fact-based
optimism that will inspire a positive perspective during today's
pandemic... and whatever challenges tomorrow may bring.
- Pollution, discrimination, rate of heart disease + cancer are
trending down. Life expectancy, education, living standards,
middle-class income, human freedom are trending up.
- "Being an optimistic is not being a Pollyanna. A Pollyanna
believes there are no problems. An optimist believes that problems
can be solved."
- "I’m optimistic that we can fix the coronavirus and
whatever problem comes after it.”
- As Gregg is doing his part to defeat the coronavirus, he
remains optimistic by looking at the recent history of similar
problems and their outcomes.
- The further you look back in history, the more
optimistic you become that the current strategies will
work. Gregg recalls 1968's devastating Hong Kong Flu and
notes that none of the public health steps that are being taken
today were taken then.
- "The stock market is going to take care of itself. Every
past big decline in the stock market including in 1929 has
corrected itself and became a gain within 1-2 years."
- Listen to my January 2019 conversation with Gregg Easterbrook
on Live Inspired Podcast ep. 121 here.
- Get Gregg Easterbrook’s book It’s Better Than It Looks: Reasons
for Optimism in an Age of Fear.
To help combat fear, isolation and other uncertainty around
coronavirus, I created a 21-day challenge to inspire our community
to focus on what they can control and to remain ferociously
optimistic that their best remains ahead. Sign up for the IN AWE 21-Day Challenge here.
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