Category: pessimism

Optimistic meme bias – hopeful ideas are overrepresented

Introduction People are more likely to encounter optimistic memes (ideas, thoughts, concepts, arguments, etc.) than pessimistic ones. For example, the subreddits “fun” or “getmotivated” have a lot more readers and posts than the subreddits “anti-natalism” or “depression”. One might argue (and many do) that this is evidence for 1) a relatively positive reality (the better our

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