WWMT - wwmt.com - Search Results The following is an archived video story. The text content of that video story is available below for reference. The original video has been deleted and is no longer available. Study: Pessimism may help you live longer(NEWSCHANNEL 3) - A new study claims being pessimistic may help you live longer.Researchers studied 40,000 adults over 10 years and found that those with low expectations of a satisfying future led healthier lives.On the flip side, people who were overly optimistic had a greater risk of disability or death within ten years. Scientists believe pessimism about the future may lead people to live more carefully, taking more health and safety precautions.