Swiss Fatalism Is So Endemic They're Not Feeling Worse About The World During The Pandemic

Swiss Fatalism Is So Endemic They're Not Feeling Worse About The World During The Pandemic

They have forts built into nearly every mountain, compulsory military service and almost as many guns as America. They have been expecting to be overrun for centuries.That despondence about other human beings and the entire world turns out to have its upside. So they had little reason to dread a new disease.Yet that fatalism is a psychological safety net. Higher fatalism was not associated with greater psychological distress, it led to less.You'd think Israel would have more decline due to fatalism. No, the Swiss are so negative they actually had lower baseline positivity so less room to fall.Oddly, that means the Swiss will have fewer mental health issues due to the pandemic.

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