No matter what the problem is, the way it is interpreted can have a positive or negative effect on one's life. By adopting a positive interpretation, one can make one’s problems a source of nourishment for personal growth.

Stories of Hope

Learning to Hope

Martin Seligman

Once a self-professed pessimist, Martin Seligman, the framer of “positive psychology,” asserts that optimism—a deep confidence in the positive potential of human beings—can change our lives.                           NEW

Stories of Hope

Another Way of Seeing Things

Arnold Toynbee

Historian Arnold Toynbee dared to challenge stereotypes of people and cultures—and was fired from London University as a result.