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Tag Archive: optimism

Mar 14 2013

Does Telling People to “Think Positive” Actually Help? An Informal Survey and Some Protips

Positive thinking is the bane of my existence. Not because I can’t do it, but because I’ve so often been exhorted to do it in the most unhelpful of ways. I’m someone who prefers to talk mostly about the neutral or negative aspects of my life to friends and family because I don’t want to …

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Jul 01 2011

Why Are Adults So Negative?

[Snark Warning, TMI Warning] No, really, that’s a legitimate question. Why are people older than me–even by just a few years–so eager to put down all of my hopes and dreams? Let me give a few nonspecific examples of Things Older People Have Said recently to me: “You know, guys really don’t go for complex …

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