Be positive?

“‘Be positive’ has become the new way of telling someone to ‘cheer up.’ It didn’t work then and it doesn’t work now. It’s hardly like you need to be told that you should feel better. Of course you already know that. Of course you’ve heard it a million times before. And it’s downright annoying and useless to be told it again. Like Instagram and other forms of social media, this ‘positive thinking’ movement seems to be about living up to an ideal standard of perceived perfection all the time. Not satisfied with looking ‘perfect,’ now you’ve got to think perfectly, too. It’s like something out of the film The Stepford Wives, where real people are replaced with robots. Denying our emotions is an insult to the journey of what it means to be a human being, and it does nothing to help people feel better.” ~Michael James

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