The fountain of youth, explained.

The following is a tribute to one of the founders of SuperOptimism on the occasion of his birthday. Some people wonder why he doesn’t behave like a “mature adult.”  We…

superoptimist says all is good here. in german.

You’ve already won the lottery!

Is today just another run-of-the-mill kind of day? Or is it really a full-blown, fall on your knees, cry-tears-of-joy-for-your-lucky-break-miracle kind of day? We think the latter. Why? Because you are…

Thoreau yourself in the snow.

Many centuries ago, zen monks of the Rinzai school disavowed the notion of man’s superiority to animals, plants, water, fire, or even the earth itself. These monks spent years communing…