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Optimism ≠ toxic positivity

Don't confuse optimism with the toxic positivity of modern-day society. 

  • Positivity is saying that things are good even when they're not. Truth is, toxic positivity is delusional and destructive because it blinds you from the reality of what is.
  • Optimism is about being hopeful about the future, even when the present seems woefully negative. It’s about working through your negative emotions—instead of ignoring them—to better understand what they’re trying to tell you.

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Optimism is both a philosophy and an attitude

It’s a philosophy in how we interpret the events that happen in our everyday life. 

It’s an attitude in how we carry ourselves forward. 

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What it means to be an optimist

An optimist is someone who consciously chooses to adopt an attitude that he or she can make the best of any given situation, no matter how tragic the situation is.

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MARTIN SELIGMAN

“Life inflicts the same setbacks and tragedies on the optimist as on the pessimist, but the optimist weathers them better. The basis of optimism does not lie in positive phrases or images of victory, but in the way you think about causes.”

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A sense of optimism

A sense of optimism

What you need to maneuver through a world of uncertainty is a sense of optimism—an attitude characterized by hope and confidence in a positive future.

Optimistic attitudes are linked to a number of benefits, including better coping skills, lower stress and anxiety level...

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When people push you to "keep being positive" do not react immediately, instead, with a level head, try these:

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Preventing Toxic Positivity

It is important that we become completely conscious of how we react to things and when to react. Being able to feel negative emotions is normal and should be normalized. Here are ways we can prevent the spread of toxic positivity:

  1. Listen to the other person intently and genu...

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