Thursday, October 31, 2019
The Uncurated Life Podcast: What Is Toxic Positivity? | #73
Cindy makes some good points and I really enjoyed listening to this episode of her podcast: The Uncurated Life Podcast: What Is Toxic Positivity? | #73 Too many people are all about positive phrases. They blame people for their poor luck or negative life experiences. They minimize what people are struggling with. One person on my Facebook feed jumps to mind when I was listening to the podcast and reading the article it mentions by Dr Allison. She's telling people they don't need to be in a negative relationship, even though she's apparently in a good one. She's telling people that they can be supermodel thin if they just do the work like she does. Not everyone has a cushy job that they're overpaid for. Not everyone can afford childcare so that they can spend hours every day at the gym, or money to buy all the special smoothie ingredients for a special diet. And those facts do not make people any "less." They just have a different path to take, and I'm sure they're trying to make the most of it. I will admit that I could be trying harder. I could do more, but it sure isn't easy. And some days I'm just trying to make it to the end of the day. Living in day-tight compartments like Dale Carnegie suggests.