How to become a pessimist in 3 easy steps.

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Most Americans are, by their very nature, optimists. This pursuit of happiness is guaranteed in the United States Constitution — well, sort of — don’t look it up, it’s in there.

This bright, sunny outlook is easier to come by in the land of plenty — the land of the Golden Arches and golden promises of “work hard, play hard,” the land where recipes of red velvet cake and the best yoga poses…



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Elena Tucker

Writer and storyteller, immigrant, wife, mom, knitter, collector of jokes, lover of cheap, sweet wine.