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Paco Dennis

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Mid-Missouri
 

officerripley

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Porlock, Calif
"We cannot levitate ourselves into [happiness] by wishing it.…n the last few years…the advice to at least act in a positive way has taken on a harsher edge. The penalty for nonconformity is going up, from the possibility of job loss and failure to social shunning and complete isolation....f you follow the advice of 'positive thinking' advocates and p]urge everyone who 'brings you down,'…you risk being very lonely or, what is worse, cut off from reality. The challenge of family…or group life of any kind, is to keep gauging the moods of others, accommodating to their insights, and offering comfort when needed."
~~from Bright-Sided: How the Relentless Promotion of Positive Thinking Has Undermined America by Barbara Ehrenreich
 

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