A book I needed to read and one you need to read,
This review is from: Bright-Sided: How Positive Thinking Is Undermining America (Paperback)
I am unfortunately well versed in self help. I am also a rare being these days being someone who is genuinely unprivileged yet not trapped in a ghetto. The positive thinking movement has been used to bully, isolate and justify many cruelties to me and other so it was surprisingly uplifting to be affirmed by a logical and well thought out person/book. The problem with positive thinking is that cruelty that is enacted on others is also turned inward when the life does what it will and change for the worse at some point.
This cruel solipsistic social engineering needs to be countered with honest accepting and truthful information.
Get a grip with the power of negative thinking.
Incidentally my negative life has saved others and given countless people happiness and personal courage. Positive thinking has lead to the downfall of economies greater inequality and pervasive magical thinking that will undermine healing in medical and psychological practices. I am better person and the lives around me are better with me being a depressive curmudgeon and you could be that too.