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Hassan Aziz

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Forced positivity

Forced positivity

"Look on the bright side." Amid a pandemic and widespread social unrest, experts caution us against phrases like these that are not only unhelpful but also toxic.

While cultivating a positive mindset is a good coping mechanism, putting a positive spin as the only way to cope is harmful. It's like forcing more ice cream than you can eat with the hope that you will feel even better.

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Time to ditch ‘toxic positivity,’ experts say: ‘It’s okay not to be okay’

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