learned optimism (idea)
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|A theory by the famous Martin Seligman about how to turn learned helplessness around. Notice the steps in this model follow the first 5 letters of the alphabet.
Adversity: recognize when adversity strikes. damn, i failed out of college.
Consequences: what consequences flow from your beliefs? i might as well settle for a life with less ambitious goals. making popcorn at the drive-in was fine last summer so it will be fine for the rest of my life.
wait, half the class failed that one course, and that other teacher hated me because i refused to be a school-robot!