the passivity of thinking positive

Why positive fantasies make dreams less likely (and +ve mantras lower self-esteem)

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3 thoughts on “the passivity of thinking positive

  1. That made me laugh. As an old pessimist I fully (if anectdotally) concur with those findings. I have this very positive friend who is on a mission to cheer up everyone she speaks with. She’s the kind that finds something positive to say about to worse disasters. I will not be mentioning this research to her. She’d find a way of making it positive proof of a positive attitude. 🙂

  2. I could have put my husband forward for this research! He’s consistently positive and usually has all the fun he needs dreaming up his plans. Me, I’m a dreadful pessimist and rarely have time to think about anything other than the project in hand because I have so many negative thoughts to combat. 🙂

  3. I know that I’ve frittered away the energy of a story by thinking it all the way through to the end, and then having no need to write it–or the same thing has occurred through talking about it.

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