The (Dis)Empowerment of Positive Thinking

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A lot of people I love and admire believe in positive thinking. I'm polite about it. I smile, nod and express appreciation for the good intention behind the platitudes. But I'm not a fan of the positive thinking philosophy.The theory behind positive thinking, or PT for short, is that our thoughts have an incredible ability to influence ourselves and the world around us. This is true to some degree. Human thought has transformed our planet and species. It is a marvel of the universe. However, … [Read more...]

Nobody’s Happy

I take news sabbaticals. Sometimes I reach a point where I just don't need any more bad news. I need a break from gloom and doom. Sometimes just taking a week or two away from the news does the trick. My mind free and clear, I happily dig right back into current events.Lately though I find the major harbingers of doom and gloom aren't in the media, but just unhappy people. I've tangled with depression my whole life, it's a cyclical thing, but I fail to see why some people are … [Read more...]


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