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April 04, 2010


Avera Bullchatter

The growing harshness of the "positivity" movement seems to be moving in tight accordance with the growing harshness of the economy in general. Positive thinking is nothing but religion based on faith...but without the medieval trappings, and I for one have long since seen through it. But how can anyone disparage a word like "positive" when it is such a HOPEFUL word? Well, once we see that mathematically speaking, the concept of "positive" is just as neutral (devoid of intrinsic superior value)a word as "negative" then we see that our values themselves need to be questioned before we even understand what positive and negative means in the context of any problem/solution. It's the glib assumption of these values among ourselves that irritates me most about the concept of positivity having anything to do with social outcomes.....

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