The Antidote: Happiness for People Who Can’t Stand Positive Thinking. Author Oliver Burkeman argues that we’ve created a culture crippled by the fear of failure, and that the most important thing we can do to enhance our psychoemotional wellbeing is to embrace uncertainty.

3 thoughts on “The Antidote to Positive Thinking

  1. The most important aspect a person should have is a realistic attitude. To be aware of the incredible potential that exists in every one of us, if we tap into it, but also the possibility that i may not have my hopes and dreams realized. Through no fault of my own, the world can deliver some cruel blows. If I have the courage, and realize that this is what living is all about, to embrace the uncertainty, the setbacks, the successes, the failures as all part of living, then I shall have lived well!

  2. I love to hate this idea.it sounds satanic but I wouldn’t want to get stuck in a ptv either way. Cvs 2bvs.

  3. One of the world famous books Dale Carnegie wrote was; How to Stop Worrying and Start Living, it highlights your point. He said we need to ask ourselves What is the worst that can possibly happen? Then be prepared to accept it. This allows you to move on and do all you can to improve on the situation.
    I personally believe that negative thinking gets you nowhere, while positive thinking at the very least sets you on a path leading to a richer fuller life.
    At almost seventy years of age I still pass for being under fifty, walk ten kilometers a day and have more energy than many aged in their thirty’s.
    The negative friends I kept in touch with over the years who hated the idea of positive thinking unfortunately are now all dead.

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