Do You Think Positive Thinking Can Be Harmful Many Times?

@Ganesh44 (5547)
India
October 31, 2008 12:41am CST
Hey I have seen that many times thinking positive harms us instead of benifitting us ...... I give you an example you took an assignment with a postivive thinking that you would succeded but u realized later that you have not thought about the negative side of it ......and the assignment has more negative impacts......... SO I think it becomes to see negative sides of things ....so I concluded positive thinking can be harmful many times?Do you agree positive thinking can be harmful many times? THanks Ganesh
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@AKRao24 (25285)
• India
3 Nov 08
Dear Ganesh ! I think there is a confusion in your mind regarding negative thinking and negative aspect of a thing! Like in your example you should have considred the negative aspects of the assignment before attempting it. This we call as weighing pros against Cons and then decide where we stand ! If we see that there are more cons or negative aspects in the assignment then now you have to take this as a challenge to accomplish this assignment and complete it ! This is a positive thinking and attitude ! Instead if you back out initially without trying the thing just thinking that you won't suceed then it is a negative thought and your approach is negative! Thinking negative about any thing will raise your body'd adrenalin level. This is a hormone which is known as fight, Flight and Fright hormone. That means this hormone is secreated when you are in fighting mood, when you are in a mood to eacape from enemy and when you are frightened. In all these instances we are not at ease. We are constantly under irritation and we don't feel comfortable with this hormone in the body. Thus by thinking negative about anything or any body we tend to increase this body hormone and because of which we feel irritated and loose control over our thoughts and actions. So it is always better to keep cool and think positively, with cool mind about a thing so that we can get a clear cut idea about the thing and we can take any decision consciously and deliberately without making any haste ! Impulsive decisions are often harmful! Thus have confidence in your ability to think and accoplish a job and act accordingly. By doing so you will see that your body hormones will be under yourcontrol and they are balanced resulting in give you a feel good experience! Thus think positive,Example forgiveness is a big positive aspect of in life, you forgive some one from depth of your heart and just see the difference in your feeling!The person who was your enemy because of which you were getting irritaed till few minutes back becomes your friend the moment you for give him and your body hormones come in unison or get balanced! This is positive aspect of life! And this is what is a positive thinking! thus positive thinking is always better for you, your family, Socirty in which you live and to the World as a Whole! You are already witnessing the results of frustrated and negative thoughts in the form of terrorism and many inhumane acts which are prevailing all over the World! Thus dear friend positive thinking can never be harmful, be positive and enjoy the life! Wish you best of Luck !!!
@Ganesh44 (5547)
• India
3 Nov 08
ohhhh yes relly great response even you provided precious information about how thinking affects harmone secreation in our mind and body ..... Yes you are right....but I still want to say that if an assignment has too many negatives it is not right to take that up ......this is what has been my experience in life some times an assignment has few good things than more bad but we take up the assigment simply because we need few good things and end up intoruble since negative things caught us and knee us down ........ Thanks for your response and such a nice information... Happy Mylotting Take Care Ganesh
@AKRao24 (25285)
• India
12 Nov 08
Thanks dear friend for conferring my response with best response! It was so nice of you to do so! I really enjoyed particiapting in your discussion which was quite an interesting one ! Hope to see such nice topic of discussions from you in future too! Wish you all the best and happy mylotting !
@Ganesh44 (5547)
• India
14 Nov 08
Ohhh yes infact you really wrote a interesting and impressive reply that was really help ful ...... And yes thanks for appreciating my discussion also .... Definetly hope to be intough throough some interesting discussions and mylot ..... Thanks for your response and such a nice information... Happy Mylotting Take Care Ganesh
@Porcospino (27560)
• Denmark
17 Dec 08
I think that positive thinking is generally a good thing, but the challenge is knowing when to use it. Sometimes I want something and I use positive thinking to get it, but once I get I what I wanted I realize that I didn't really want it, because it is not like I thought it would be or because there are some negative sides that I didn't take into account. I don't think that postive thinking in itself is harmful, but it can be harmful not consider the consequences before you use postitive thinking to get the results you want.
@Ganesh44 (5547)
• India
20 Dec 08
Dear Friend ohh yes I agree acting without proper thinking may be harmful but positive thinking is not that Thanks For Your response and such a nice information Happy Mylotting Take Care Ganesh
@raghwagh (1528)
• India
14 Nov 08
Hi friend I do agree with you that positive thinking can be harmful at some times. I am of the openion that one must think positive but must be ready for the negative effects also to reduce the damage. But then one must have a judgement based on the time and place and situation. What I think is that one rule cannot be applied everywhere.
@Ganesh44 (5547)
• India
15 Nov 08
Ohhh lol you got why I raised this discussion else most try to say just opposite of what we are saying LOL ...... Yes infacr we must be careful before acting anything we are assuming is positive thinking as it can be hazardeous later on ....... Thanks for your response and such a nice information... Happy Mylotting Take Care Ganesh
@Savvynlady (3685)
• United States
3 Nov 08
No I don't; I feel if you think good instead of bad, then good will come to your life. But it is something you have to work on.
@Ganesh44 (5547)
• India
4 Nov 08
Yes my dear friend you are right thinking alone would not help us to achieve our goal We need to think positively and act accordinglt to get the desired results. And thinking bad wont help at all lol ... Thanks for your response and such a nice information... Happy Mylotting Take Care Ganesh
• India
31 Oct 08
hi I really don't agree with your opinion. Positive thinking is always good. The problem is whether it's rational or not. I may think positively and decide to contest an election to be the Prime Minister of my country. This is certainly not a positive thinking as it is over shadowed by irrational thinking as well as over confidence !!
@Ganesh44 (5547)
• India
31 Oct 08
ohh yes great example ...... I agree with you that over confidence is rather harmful which we mistook for positive thinking ..... Thanks for your response and such a nice information... Happy Mylotting Take Care Ganesh
31 Oct 08
Hi Ganesh44, In my opinon, I think if you have positive thinking it will work out in itself but if you have too much confidence it can go wrong and thats when you have to think positive. Tamara
@Ganesh44 (5547)
• India
31 Oct 08
Oohhh I agree with you that over confidence is rather harmful which we mistook for positive thinking ..... Thanks for your response and such a nice information... Happy Mylotting Take Care Ganesh
@rkrish (3003)
• India
31 Oct 08
I wont say a positive thinking is a harmful one but a over confidence inside a human may lead sometimes to harmful and especially in making relationships and valuing the interpersonal skills is more harmful as much. I could say always a positive thinking is better if we play it safe with knowing the negatives outcomes out of it
@Ganesh44 (5547)
• India
31 Oct 08
Oohhh I agree with you that over confidence is rather harmful which we mistook for positive thinking ..... Thanks for your response and such a nice information... Happy Mylotting Take Care Ganesh
• Philippines
20 Dec 08
what you're saying is being optimistically minded, i had experience that before, actually i was cheated on and its also my fault i should get 95 but i was cheated that is why i got 75 in my assignment, i was then shocked. it was my teacher who insisted that she will exchange my grade with my classmate my teacher was so unfair to me and i hate her for that cause. but i still go on with that subject i hate the teacher but i love the subject that is why i passed my subject. i survive because i think positively.:)