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One of these is the attitude of cheerfulness

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One of these is the attitude of  cheerfulness,  which is not only agreeable to the person who  possesses it but is of such a nature that it is readily communicated to others. The cheerful person  has a capacity for enjoyment which surpasses that of the individual who has a sour and melancholy  disposition. He can meet the trials and hardships of daily living without being conquered by them. He  can be happy in spite of perplexing problems. His sunny and radiant disposition makes life more  pleasant for himself, and other persons find it a most agreeable experience to be in his presence.  Quite the opposite is true when one encounters the person who is melancholy and who seldom  refrains from looking only on the dark side of life. The longer one stays in his company, the stronger  will be the tendency to share his unhappy attitude. The experience will be both disagreeable and 
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  • Fall '11
  • Staff
  • cheerful person, Phocion, agreeable experience, himself. Phocion, ancient Stoic philosophers., true Stoic way

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