Articles , Blog November 6, 2019 100 Comments RSA ANIMATE: Smile or Die TAGS animate, animated, Animated Series (TV Genre), animation, Barbara Ehrenreich, brightsided, cartoon, drawing, Drawing Hands (Artwork), Event, hand drawn, lecture, popular psychology, positive attitude, positive thinking, royal society of arts, RSA, rsa animate, RSA Events, RSAnimate, self-help, smile or die, talk, the secret and tsunami David Anderson Post navigation The Evolution of The Predator (Animated)ROOM TOUR REMODELED DISNEY’S POP CENTURY RESORT Related Posts November 20, 2019 Installare Pokemon Go su Windows 10 Mobile [PoGo-UWP] November 20, 2019 Superhero Pitch – Toxic Masculinity Man November 20, 2019 We Trained Like Superhero Stunt Performers 100 thoughts on “RSA ANIMATE: Smile or Die” Tim Kiehl says: August 19, 2014 at 12:08 am ON THE "LAW" OF ATTRACTION If the secret is out,and the public's still smitten.Why do author's now shout,"A new sequel is written." From the box comes the cat,Schrodinger's missed allusions.There's not science in that,Just mistakes and illusions. What else can they offerbut gullibility's reign,While true knowledge does suffer,the smear of greed's stain Reply Joe Hardcastle says: August 20, 2014 at 2:33 pm This seems like an incredibly shallow and nonsensical analysis. Reply Emily Taylor says: August 28, 2014 at 3:50 am *callousness Reply Tom Sherrill says: September 4, 2014 at 8:36 pm Didn't like this video much. The topic is great, but the examples used to illustrate it were not. In my experience, positive thinking or optimism couldn't be characterized as just believing "everything will be ok". I see it as a state of being with a proven rate of success, no doubt because I don't think that everything will just work itself out (still being optimistic here). I see the ways that I myself can play a role in the solution to any problem or scenario I'm exposed to. If my scenario were to win the lottery, pessimism might make me feel that it isn't worth it to try, so why buy a ticket? No chance for victory there. If I were optimistic though I would definitely get a ticket giving me a chance to win, no matter how small. Calling out to world with my mind for something, anything, will never result in that something being put square in the palm of my hand. What it will do, more often than not, is keep me vigilant for the passing opportunity to get it on my own. This, for me, is the intended message of those that preach optimism and the "physical power" of our perception, allowing that there are psuedo-scientist out there that make some extraordinary claims to the extent of how your perception of world can change it. Now to your claims that "positive thinking" caused the economic collapse… Not sure how to start this, because it seems truly ridiculous that the would be whistle blowers were fired for being pessimists and not because they were drawing attention to something that would be financially damaging to the companies they worked for. Optimism vs Pessimism was not, I believe, a key factor or major theme in the collapse. Greed+Dishonesty vs responsibility+accountability in my opinion (which is so humble it might not even be mentioned) was the real foundation for the collapse. In summary, the employees weren't fired for having a pessimistic outlook (by extension the employer didn't fire them for not being optimistic). In this video positive thinking is made out to be the exclusion of negative stimuli. This is false. Positive thinking is the inclusion of these factors combined with the belief that solutions are possible when we are proactive in attaining them. Pessimism is not the more "realist" side of perceived reality. It is the exclusion of hope; the frame of mind that says a positive solution is not possible, that the individual can in no way change their situation for the better. I changed my mind. I really did like this video. It provided me an opportunity to think critically about the merits of optimism, pessimism, and realism. Thanks =) Reply Thomas Michael says: September 9, 2014 at 6:56 pm This ladies a schmuck….Period ! I'm shocked RSA did a piece on her ignorant talk! Reply DonTheFurious says: September 22, 2014 at 12:21 am To the people who argue that "positive thinking" is the key to greatness, thanks for the laugh! You're completely ignorant of history. Any man who accomplished anything great from a historical perspective was EXTREMELY DISSATIFISED with the current circumstances. Dissatisfaction is in fact the key to change that leads to success. The last time I checked, positive thinking is the complete opposite of dissatisfaction. Reply Glade Swope says: September 30, 2014 at 10:20 am Interestingly, I actually believe in some of this stuff, yet it is definiely being misused in a patronizing way. Reply Matthew McLaughlin says: September 30, 2014 at 3:11 pm i think, therefore i am. if you doubt the effect of pretending to be positive will make you positive then simply smile for 30 seconds if you actually do it you'll notice your mood will improve. so why wouldn't it work the same with gaining wealth? or getting a job? if you think of these things in a positive way then it will self motivate you to get out and do it! would you rather hire the guy who got laid off who comes in thinking he wont even get the job and is less enthusiastic or the guy who comes in and puts everything into that interview. the government isn't saying be happy so we can blindside you businesses simply want people there who enjoy there job. Reply Kadi Princess says: October 13, 2014 at 11:31 pm Hmmmmmmm? Reply ProjectEchoshadow says: October 24, 2014 at 6:27 pm Amusing but true. Reply jampumper says: October 26, 2014 at 5:52 am Amazing video and clever thoughts, it's a pity she misunderstood Adam Smith and the invisible hand though! Reply rehanbbbl says: October 27, 2014 at 12:14 am was on board till she showed 0 understanding of even basic economics Reply Dave Philpott says: October 27, 2014 at 1:27 pm Any positive thinking I've ever seen is always coupled with a realistic action plan. If thinking positively doesn't have a realistic action plan, then it's not positive thinking – it's fantasy Reply Todd Gobbett says: November 10, 2014 at 11:32 pm well thanks for giving me a business degree. Reply Robert Galletta says: November 14, 2014 at 11:32 pm Delusional Propaganda is a tool for bilking people Reply Robert Galletta says: November 14, 2014 at 11:35 pm Positivism the realist philosophy of science based on the analysis of positive data. Pragmatism follows social utility in making moral choices. De-Ontological Mysticism is for FLAKES and swindlers of flakes. Reply Kartik Waghmare says: November 16, 2014 at 8:57 am Realism is a more rational approach, and hence more likely to be fruitful. Reply Ike Evans says: November 19, 2014 at 12:46 pm I can buy into the overarching premise of Ehrenreich's talk, however, this speech of hers is so riddled with biased political talking points that the thesis gets lost. For example, equating George Bush to Rhonda Byrne is frankly stupid on multiple levels, while blaming the financial meltdown on greed only is a dramatic oversimplification of the reality of what really happened. Reply Typhoon792 says: November 30, 2014 at 8:23 am Some unnecessary conflations done here but I otherwise strongly agree with the premise for this video. Some more relevant and personally applicable examples from psychological and sociological perspectives should've been used imo. Reply Jamie Hume says: December 8, 2014 at 8:29 pm Some very good points. Reply Sean Michael Wilson says: December 9, 2014 at 4:56 am On a related note: Ehrenreich is featured in our book about radical history and alternatives, PARECOMIC and wrote the back cover quote for it: http://seanmichaelwilson.weebly.com/parecomic.html Reply bigdaddybill1 says: December 17, 2014 at 2:48 am love how he ends on a recant Reply Oluwashola Adesanya says: December 22, 2014 at 8:20 am Please Mr Government The candle of hope is litLegalise the monetary system To make all money LER-JIT Reply 437 says: December 26, 2014 at 12:12 pm This is so true it hurts, my worldview just got partially shattered. I have never heard of Barbara Ehrenreich before my goodness I will look her up. Reply Hans Mateboer says: January 10, 2015 at 4:30 pm Some people have terible problems, that's true…and some have nothing to complain about…i think it will not help you to be only negative…but that works both ways…only positive thinking will clowd your view on the world. Reply Harry Strong says: January 15, 2015 at 8:59 pm An example of Positive (Delusional) Thinking: "Capitalism is fine. It's the best that we've got." Reply Twinruler334 says: January 18, 2015 at 4:34 pm The world exists, in and of itself, despite what we may or may not think. "Positive Thinking" is, in truth, solipsism! Reply LookerStenographer says: January 27, 2015 at 1:41 am *Callousness, 5:30She says "powerlessness" at 9:50, not perilousness Reply Martin Hallén says: February 2, 2015 at 12:51 am I think this is very misleading.She shows the psudoscience of optimism, but not any real science. There is actually a very strong support for optimisms positive affect on physical health. In a review article of 83 studies they looked at cordivascular outcomes, survival, cancer outcomes, immune function, outcomes ralated to pregnancy. physical symptoms, pain and more. In all these cases optimism was a significant predictor of health outcomes. http://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s12160-009-9111-x There are ofcourse times when you shold not be overly optimistic, But i think one problem with the banks is that if they fail the government will bail them out and the bankers still get big bonuses when things go bad. So from their perspective it makes sence to gamble. But ofcouse you should be careful when investing large amounts of money in anything. I dont think optimism is about accepting everything. It's about making the best of the situation you are in. I think Martin Luther King was an optimist, because he had a vision and he believed it could be reached and thats the reason why he attracted so much support. When you have an pessimistic outlook thats when people feel its not worth the trouble. you wont succed anyway. I would say im an optimst but ofcourse I can still be against the Iraq war, becase it was not justified. To me optimism is more like we have enough resourses for everyones needs therefore wars are obsolete. And today trade is cheaper and more economical than attacking a nation. Reply Lame Bot says: February 17, 2015 at 11:08 am I think a lot of people either miss the point of the video or haven't seen first hand how in a company you can never EVER say something isn't working or else you are "being negative".Once you are "being negative", nothing you ever say or do will ever matter because you are a "negative person". Reply Mumuke87 says: February 23, 2015 at 4:17 pm I enjoyed very much this video and I agree with the whole.I know someone who lives by 'positive thinking', posting crap like 'think positive and positive things will happen to you', or 'you can do it' / 'hang on' etc. and she has the most annoying personality now, giggling controllable even if she's buying a bus ticket and all this because of the 'positive thinking'. And let me tell you, she is the most depressed when she fails at something. Reply Earthium says: February 23, 2015 at 9:26 pm There are so many people that don't understand why positive thinking is bad. Don't think positive, think rationally. The mind of someone who commits suicide is thinking positively, it will very easily solve all your problems, why think about all the negative things, how your wife is cheating on you, you lost your job and are going to lose your house. This one act will solve all my problems, while a relaxing thought about things that may or may not be solvable it is short sighted. Reply Noordeman says: March 6, 2015 at 7:01 am Uitstekend! So waar! Reply brenda Nirv says: March 7, 2015 at 6:32 pm This was an amazing illustration new devoted subscriber! Reply Haez says: April 25, 2015 at 5:27 pm I suppose it depends on you definition of positive thinking. I believe positive thinking is not synonymous with delusional thinking at all. I think it is terrible to discourage people from genuine positive thinking by explicitly linking it with "delusional thinking". Whether this was what was the intention of this speaker or not, that how it came across to me. I personally do not regard "The Secret" as a positive thinking publication. A law of attraction book? Sure. A get rich quick book? Yeah. A scam? If you like. Incredibly lucrative for Rhonda Byrne? Definitely. On the other hand there's ACTUAL POSITIVE THINKING, i.e expressing gratitude for things you enjoy in your life, learning from mistakes but not letting them disable you, believing in yourself, not limiting yourself in what you try because of fear, not crying over spilled milk (not dwelling on past events that you cannot change), following your passions and dreams and focusing on the positives of any situation. These examples plus many more of real positive thinking, are incredibly powerful and beneficial. And ironically, despite the misdescription of books like "The Secret" as "positive thinking". The above are all traits that really will lead someone toward success, financially or otherwise. Not to mention the feel-good factor of things like gratitude and generosity. + Unfortunately I find that realism is most commonly used to justify the fear of failure, or the fear of trying something new. And not, to describe looking at a situation as it is, no better/no worse. I will forever attempt to see a "negative" event in a positive light (or as an opportunity). Not because I've been told to, because I want to. What's the point in reminding myself that losing my job is a shit thing (its not hard to work that one out). I want to be empowered and inspired to move on with life and to do that I have to find the positive within the negative. I do dislike certain books similar to and including "The Secret" because in my opinion they promote laziness more than anything else, but also of course "delusional thinking". However with that being said, how many amazing human beings throughout history have, at some point, by someone, been regarded as at least somewhat delusional? Certainly a lot of them.Thanks for reading 🙂 Reply J.L.W says: April 29, 2015 at 9:06 am I was taken in by positive thinking when I was younger and because of my inability to handle a bad situation healthily, I feel my life was a little derailed. I believe 'the secret' to be an aggressive nasty cult like the old Soviet Union. Perhaps a lot of the people that have shown 'studies' etc. On how positive thinking effects xyz confuse correlation with causality. If you find something that's good in your life and are positive because of that your health improves. Such as = Play music, oh I feel happier. Whereas if you take the RESULTS of healthy behaviours and artificially recreate them, it is like putting a plaster on what the real problems are. Like giving someone drugs to 'plaster over' a medical problem they may have. Reply lightersiege worlder says: May 7, 2015 at 8:20 am how do we look at realism?do we look at it at one point in time?Is realism just a way so that we can fathom the world around us? Reply TooMighty says: May 11, 2015 at 7:12 pm Ozymoron video on positivism… next please Reply Lahiri Lakshman Peter Kommer says: June 7, 2015 at 11:06 pm I honestly think this lady is more deluded than the ideas that are being shunned and mocked in this video. It's 10min long, and the whole thing is about putting crap on positive thinking? Not really my preference; but awesome animation. Reply Whiteboard Animation says: June 27, 2015 at 1:23 pm Wonderful! Reply broaushay3825 says: July 10, 2015 at 5:12 am 8:11 "Your fired" Reply Amanda Fairchild says: July 16, 2015 at 10:36 pm Positive thinking as social control. Wow. Brilliant and true. Reply Complaining Qoheleth says: August 3, 2015 at 4:07 pm I tried being optimistic a few times and it failed every single time. Reply Frances Lockhart says: August 12, 2015 at 10:10 pm Amazingly prevalent in some work cultures, trickle down from the top, you dare not voice an observation if it doesn't reinforce the positive spin because it's seen as subversive even though you're totally loyal and want the best for your organization. Critical thought is impeded. Reply jakemf1 says: September 7, 2015 at 10:28 pm Did any one else think Wayne Dier? Not spelled right but he is all about if you think it the world will deliver I am amazed people think such an easy solution is an option for such complex problems personality and socially Reply Parris MacMullan says: September 9, 2015 at 7:33 pm In my opinion I'm discovering that it's all about appropriate emotional attention. Giving and indulging into positive or negative thinking for no longer than will serve to give me a new idea or view point about what I want to accomplish and then let go and move on. Reply redcash123 says: September 10, 2015 at 5:14 pm reality Reply Evi1M4chine says: September 11, 2015 at 10:27 am The American obsession with positivism is ironically just as harmful as the negativism it is supposedly the reaction to.It is literally a delusion. As in: A mental illness. The precursor to schizophrenia. Like the “American dream” (as opposed to the American reality). Reply Steve Chisnall says: October 18, 2015 at 3:36 am Positivity, in moderation, is cool, but suppressing negative emotions is one of the most psychologically POISONOUS things there is. Reply Steve M says: November 4, 2015 at 10:13 pm Wow, this is naive. You think the banking meltdown was from positive thinking? Um, I will let the people at the top weigh in for themselves, but this was orchestrated. There was a positive intention to serve oneself. You can not. I repeat, you can not build in the negative. Reply Belbecat says: December 1, 2015 at 4:15 am I recently had a bad break up, and needed the help of my best friend at the time. She became an optimist after her own break up last year which I tried to help her through. Now that it was my turn, she started seeing me as a pessimist and actually argued with the way I felt, now she doesn't bother talking to me at all any more or following through with any plans we make. Reply Eric C says: December 6, 2015 at 1:39 am Quantum physics is a mockery to science? This old lady probably needs to do some research before she lets those dry lips run on and on. Reply I R says: December 16, 2015 at 2:31 pm Is there a better version of this? Higher than 240p Reply Aleksey Ponomarev says: December 21, 2015 at 7:44 pm The whole idea of the Secret is that positive thinking opens doors in your life, not that you just sit there and think about a million dollars, thats not gonna get you anywhere. You have to move and make decisions. The law of attraction worked for me in explainable ways, like everything was already there waiting for me. Anyways I think the author of this video didnt get the idea, positive thinking creates happiness and progress. Reply Katja Thesaurus says: January 1, 2016 at 3:22 pm Ow my, arent i optimistic on the colLective power being used to end great suffering. Spec after last clip on fear as social control. :'),: Reply WarrenH says: January 9, 2016 at 9:20 pm Positive thinking without Empathy is where her arguments/perspective stem from….and in that frame are totally understandable. When we isolate positive thinking as a singular tool/understanding and talk about it in the context of some people use it – example corporate world its easy to see where it becomes unwise. I would appreciate to hear her acknowledge the validity of positive thinking, then address how it can be, like any tool, used in ways that are not helpful, supportive, healing in certain circumstances. … Input empathy ^_^ Reply john doe says: February 1, 2016 at 6:11 am There's quite a difference between Stoicism, positive thinking, and Positive Psychology. Reply Nathan Thompson says: February 13, 2016 at 11:45 am This is why atheists are hated in the world. We say that there is no heaven after death, you just die and that's it and people hate you for trying to shake their belief in their pleasant fantasy. Reply DMalenfant1 says: February 27, 2016 at 9:26 pm Hmmm sounds just political correctness………… Reply Francis Lai says: March 12, 2016 at 4:19 am It's like not brushing your teeth, why are you inflicting your bad breath on me? I mean, it's no fun being around grumpy people, and besides, if you think you're happy, you'll be happy(until you realize why you were sad in the first place.) Reply Kai Bobodzhanov says: April 18, 2016 at 3:45 am Haha is no one else gonna address the fact that she claimed cheerleaders aren't athletes? That's definitely not true. Reply Anne-Lies De Reu says: April 21, 2016 at 10:03 pm Did anyone else notice that the atom model drawn is actually not consistent with the quantum theory? Reply Taco Meeuwsen says: May 5, 2016 at 6:57 pm Excellent, excellent, excellent. Reply Bo Long says: May 14, 2016 at 1:17 pm Underlying fallacy here is that positive thinking somehow undermines or dilutes one's engagement with the "real" world. Untrue for many people. Some of the most relentlessly positive people I know are quite militant social activists. There is a forced dichotomy in her arguments. Reply Veronica Deevers says: May 15, 2016 at 11:58 am George Orwell's "1984". You will all think as you are told. You will all comply. You will all accept your current reality as 'good'. If you do not, we will strap a cage full of rats to your face so your attitude will change. The beatings will continue until morale improves. Reply Bill Nye says: May 17, 2016 at 12:21 pm The Tsunami was #haarp created. Those stupid new agers need to be culled from the earth Reply Video Game Massacre says: July 1, 2016 at 8:25 am Positive thinking is ignorant, arrogant, and delusional. It like being a happy slave who doesn't want to realize what is wrong and do something about it. Reply Rene Frederiksen says: July 30, 2016 at 8:28 am I like the idea of "WHAT IF"….WHAT IF positiv thinking AFFECT the outcome in a positiv way?WHAT IF we find ways to communicate with other differently….?WHAT IF it works…. Is that a delusional idea? Is that loosing it or being ignorant?If NOBODY had an WHAT IF idea…NOTHING will happen – NOTHING will be invented.SO you can use WHAT IF in (At least) two ways…WHAT IF THE WORLD CRASHES TOMORROW…WHAT IF THE WORLD FIND WAY TO ….etc…I lean towards the positive idea….But like ANYTHING- There is ALSO the "Too much" attitude…Too much trust in…Too much afraid of….Too much dislike etc….OR Too much faith in it will work… In my world – I would LOVE to TRUST more – LAUGH more – BUT ALSO ACT ON THINKS INSTEAD of just pounding down on others belief's…..How else can we move forward….?? Reply Rene Frederiksen says: July 30, 2016 at 8:30 am All I can say is – The tail of indian…and the story of the two wolf….Who won? 🙂 Reply MGTOW Psyche says: August 31, 2016 at 10:05 pm The only problem with her argument is the invisible hand she demonizes…..for she talks of the market today as if we have capitalism when in reality we are living under corporatism….The invisible hand does straighten the market out when government does not intervene in the markets as it does today with the FED and various other institutions and policies Reply Finding Doiyen says: September 14, 2016 at 7:34 am I truly think this is true, many assume because I speak of being positive that I would love the book The Secret. I don't. I never have since I first smelled the book. This explains why. First time I have seen it spoken of so well.I do believe we can create things by writing them down, dreaming them, walking the walk to make it happen and knowing when to let go and move on and excepting the fact we may not recognize the right moment to move on or hold tight but do recognize the value in walking the walk no matter how it turns out. Reply ptanyuh says: September 17, 2016 at 2:50 am 8:11 — Your fired Sad face 🙁 Interesting though, thanks for the upload. Reply ptanyuh says: September 17, 2016 at 2:51 am This is the exact method of control my mother has used on me since the day I was born. Reply AK 565 says: October 31, 2016 at 12:24 pm IMO, the author's point was not that there was a problem with Positive Thinking, Attitude, & a Smile (PTAS). I don't think she was saying that these things are not required. I took her issue to be with the mindset that PTAS is always either sufficient unto itself or the single most important factor to overcome every problem and every obstacle. If I had a dollar for every time somebody insinuated that all my problems and obstacles would magically solve themselves and go away if I just had PTAS, I wouldn't need to work. Reply Ai Fan says: November 24, 2016 at 4:03 am Agree! It's like in the movie Coraline. The OTHER mother make the puppet doll Whybie smile all the time by sewing his mouth into a smiling shape. CRUELTY! Reply garyha says: December 11, 2016 at 7:47 am Can't get over what a genius talent the artist is. Reply Gabriel Bourgeois says: January 14, 2017 at 2:46 am I don't understand the point the speaker is trying to argue against. It seems to be about people thinking you don't need anything else than positive mental attitude to do anything ever, but I don't think anyone would think that. It doesn't even make sense, as of course it's not the only thing required. Don't get me wrong, the points raised by the speaker are very valid, but I don't think the attack against a book like The Secret or its author make the point any more relevant. It's a frustration against a belief that doesn't exist. Reply Ceefax says: February 26, 2017 at 5:06 pm I think the problem is really that the ideology of positivity is valued but genuine happiness isn't. People want to talk about such but when the choice is between emotions and agendas (e.g: cultural ideas of worth and deserving), agendas come on top. Atomisation and muh bootstraps force a sanctimonious stoicism and alienation which prevent our id from being free to do its thing. People feel more alienated and less loved, do the next step is finding something else to hate. Reply James Barlow says: March 26, 2017 at 12:09 pm The world matures significantly when it refuses to take Americans seriously…… Reply Gary Lafferty says: July 4, 2017 at 12:57 am That what GOP fake Christian believe Reply Audio Pervert says: August 2, 2017 at 11:08 pm the illustrator is superb …. Reply Nan Zingrone says: August 25, 2017 at 3:23 pm Such a great talk! Can't believe I missed this. Reply MrMatipid says: August 27, 2017 at 12:06 am Yeah, but, if you are surrounded by negative people including, friends, doesn't that drain you and waste your energies? Whatever your situation, you will have to deal with any and all problems and feeling sorry for yourself like a lot of people do will not solve it! You have to take action because just because you may be sad for your situation, will not solve your problems. That said, being positive allows you to focus your energies on the problems and solve it to give you the best outcome possible. I would rather be positive as I find negative people only add to may problems and not help it! Negative people will never deal with their problems because they have to blame someone else instead, of themselves. And some problems are self-inflicted wounds. I know because I talk to friends who tell me their problems and I point out that they came to me for advise which I gave them but, they did what they wanted anyway despite, being told of the possible consequences of their actions! Reply Jürgen Noll says: September 28, 2017 at 2:16 pm she has not the slightest grasp of the difference between positive thinking à la self-help gurus and positive psychology as a field of research…. Reply beesland says: November 26, 2017 at 7:01 am Do you know how much of my childhood you just exposed to me? No wonder my mom always loved the adage "dont worry, be happy" while I was failing existence; it's exactly like soviet mind control! Reply SelphieFairy says: January 24, 2018 at 8:11 pm Wow, I was actually thinking about that dumb book, "The Secret," during this video. Lo and behold, she actually brings up the book and talks about what a dick the author is lmao. The author and her book is a huge con. Reply Iafiv Iv says: February 5, 2018 at 4:39 pm To be honest any totalitarian system is based on being happy.Positive thinking taken to the extreme is just another variation of 1984.One thing that people in the West rarely realise is that totalitarian systems almost never actually portray themselves as being 'bad' in the sense that things are not great.They always strive to portray things as being great or awesome or whatever you want to call it.Here there might be a problem since westerners only ever knew totalitarian systems upfront in wartime more exactly the nazis.Even with propaganda you couldn't really hide the fact that there was a massive war taking place.They have very little knowledge of what a peacetime totalitarian system means.Basically its you're either happy or an enemy of the state no in between.In a totalitarian society people have to be happy because the system is perfect any unhappiness means you're an enemy of the system.So yes positive thinking applied and mandated to a society is basically North Korea. Reply Serenaif says: March 15, 2018 at 12:04 am Impressive work! 🙂 Reply Tim Dodge says: March 29, 2018 at 1:00 pm I hope you're not being demonetized. If you are or your viewers are tired of the PC police join the free union. YouTubeUnion.org Reply Tevo77777 says: June 24, 2018 at 11:32 pm The happiness industrial complex is everywhere. Reply Celia Betty says: June 30, 2018 at 3:43 am Manifestation Miracle has lifted my spirits and calmed my "fears" Great material! [ Check Details here ===https://t.co/rqkP0VGjvp ]. Reply Max Wealth says: August 7, 2018 at 5:28 am The whole positive thinking movement has been outed as a system of social control. Reply y l says: January 15, 2019 at 7:38 pm "The words contained in The Manifesting Manual are the most powerful and profound ones you will ever read[ Check Details Here==do7.info/vkrw ]. The understanding of the human psyche is beautifully captured throughout, enabling one to fully explore and understand one's own personal mindset. Reply Dj Hastings says: February 22, 2019 at 8:22 pm The examples she was citing were the extreme. There is a definite personal benefit to focusing one's thoughts towards things that are good, that is, in a general sense. So in other words, if everything else in life is fine, and you're just having a normal day, it usually does you more benefit to think about positive things than it does to think about negative ones. With that as your baseline, you can build a space upon that to process the thoughts and feelings that come with real life negative events. The process is most beneficial as a process, though, and can become destructive if it becomes rumination. Reply Handyman Reality says: April 2, 2019 at 1:23 pm To sum up Quantum physics as "positive thinking" does all involved a HUGE disservice. Enjoy your "realistic" miseries together as I understand miserable energy attracts miserable energy or a some say, "misery loves company." Reply James Bromfield says: April 20, 2019 at 5:07 am Exactly so Reply Springem Springsbee says: May 15, 2019 at 2:07 pm 4:50 you're* Reply James Hoy says: July 16, 2019 at 1:44 pm What an absolute car crash of incoherent half thoughts. Reply wagon crusher says: August 4, 2019 at 1:51 pm this vid: circling (not addressing) around an issue (weak title) by "describing" it with the help of generalized buzz words that misleading meanings are attached to while ending on a weak note as well, please close your eyes when playing this vid a second time,ty. Reply Revolutionary Thinking says: September 17, 2019 at 6:19 pm It's pure "let them eat cake" bullshit. Reply Leave a Reply Cancel reply Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *Comment Name * Email * Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment.