Friday, April 16, 2010

Why Positive Thinking is Bad For You

"Now lets propose something radical and revolutionary. Lets propose that, no matter what happens to you, you do not stick a bad thing label on it. No matter what. You are fired from your job...your mortgage lender sends you a foreclosure notice . . . your spouse files for divorce . . . or whatever. This seems so far-fetched as to be laughable. Of course these are horrible tragedies and terrible things to happen. Or are they? Is it possible, just possible, that you have been conditioned to think of these happenings as unspeakable tragedies and hence experience them as such?"

Srikumar S. Rao certainly caught my attention with his headline: Why Positive Thinking is Bad for You. But ... what? Huh? Bad for me?

I think you can tell by the paragraph I've highlighted where he's going with this, but I suggest you go ahead and read the article, it's not too long and it'll give you something to ponder as you prepare for the weekend. :)

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