Harming optimism: 5 alternative solutions to positive thinking
Positive thinking helps to look at everything through the prism of virtue and trust. But can it harm? The world is contrasting. Living on its bright side is cool, but seeing reality is cooler.
September 13 is Positive Thinking Day. Rubryka decided to find out whether it's a panacea for all woes, when it should be developed, and when, on the contrary, to abandon it.
"Positive thinking is a very rare phenomenon in our mentality. We're more accustomed to negative things. There have been many negative events in our history, so we tend to look more closely at everything and notice the worst," says Bohdan Yankiv, a psychologist and owner of the Harmony of Relations Center.
Does positive thinking make us vulnerable?
The type of thinking with which a person tends to notice the good in the first place is normally designed to help find solutions in any critical situation. It's an important part of emotional intelligence and allows you to stand firmly on your feet.
Psychologists and those who've already passed this way advise developing positive thinking. But at the same time, experts emphasize that positive thinking should help make effective decisions, not distort your vision of reality.