The (Dis)Empowerment of Positive Thinking

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...]