Positive Thinking

@cgobble (171)
United States
December 31, 2008 10:20am CST
Listen here, I have no problem with anyone thinking positively. Just don't push it off on me. Today my car broke down, everyone at my house is angry with me, we just got shafted on some promotions here at work last week. Then my boss tells me to think positively. Let me tell you something, everything is not going to be o.k. and in my opinion it is perfectly fine to not be grateful for things. Life is taking a dump on my head right now, and I'm not going to sit here and count my blessings. So in summary I guess this post poses these questions - 1.) Do you think someone should think positively when things aren't going good for them and why? 2.) Do you think that it's ok to tell someone that it could always be worse when they're the one having a bad go of things and you're not and if so please elaborate. I also feel that I must add that much worse things have happened to me in life, but that does not help my current situation.
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• Philippines
1 Jan 09
May I recommend that you read the book "The Secret" .. it's just a suggestion that might help you go through days when nothing seems to go right
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• India
1 Jan 09
Any one thinking got no problems when he thinks positively. but i think first negatively then positively.
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@joerhonda (476)
• United States
31 Dec 08
For me, I like to try to stay positive. (only cause it helps me keep my head out my butt)LOL! Do I think it's ok to tell others that...sometimes. I guess it depends on the other person and what the problem is. I don't believe in demeaning a persons problems though. Even though something might not seem like a big problem to me it may to the other person. It's ok to feel down every once in awhile, just try not to stay there to long...I hope things get better soon! Rhonda
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• United States
31 Dec 08
Here's what you say to your boss... "I am being positive. I am positive that I am having a crappy week." I kind of agree with you. The last thing I want when I am having a bad time (as you definitely seem to be) is some perky petunia telling me it will all get better if we just think positively. To me positive thinking is (temporarily) helpful when you are sad but when you're angry or frustrated you just want to engage in some kind of destructive behavior.... by which I mean batting cages, driving range, bowling, or some otherwise harmless activity where the object is to smash something I've considered opening a business in a warehouse somewhere where people can come and lock themselves in their own private soundproof room, blast music if their prefer, scream if that's their thing, and break stuff. I'm sure there would be a great deal of liabilities to consider but all in all it sounds better than having frustrated people shooting other people on the freeway.
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@bamakelly (5194)
• United States
31 Dec 08
I do think that positive thinking is beneficial in a lot of scenarios however I can grasp on to what you are saying here. Sometimes the feedback and special words from others can help you but it might not help your situation to feel any better. I still think that positive thinking can still help in times of struggle. It can help you get the incentive to keep moving forward. I don't really like the idea of telling someone that things could be worse.