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How Forcing Positivity Can Create Despair

Think happy, be happy? Maybe not. Harvard psychologist Susan David explains why forcing positive thinking is a terrible thing to do.

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Video via – Big Think
Further Readings And References @ APS, Big Think

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  1. True, it’s not simply “be happy and you will be”. But negative thoughts, although they don’t have to be given credence by your brain, can infest your thoughts and inevitably feelings.

    But I think I get what you’re saying. Time and experience heals. And experiencing a time in our lives will ultimately be taken, by a person, how it should be, not necessarily how others feel is for the best. If you’re sad, there’s a reason. Don’t shelf or automatically discount that emotion. Ride it out and feel it. Maybe then it won’t fester.

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