Positive thinking could harm you?

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Registered: 01-03-2001
Positive thinking could harm you?
Wed, 11-04-2009 - 11:12am

I've just read the most interesting article where Barbara Ehrenreich, in her new book,

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Registered: 04-15-2008
Wed, 11-04-2009 - 3:57pm

She may have a point. I think too much of anything can be bad for you sometimes. If your always positive do you really have a grasp of everything that can happen in life. I know they say you heal faster if you think positively but I think its alright to feel sorry for yourself for a bit too. I've never faced cancer but there have been times when I was facing challenges in my life and good cry helped alot.

Another thing she mentions is that telling someone to look at the positive side can be detrimental. Well I don't know about it hurting your health but it sure made me mad sometimes when people would tell me to cheer up or they were happy all the time.

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Registered: 09-10-2009
Thu, 11-05-2009 - 9:18am
i don't think that it hurts to be optimistic, but sometimes too much positive can be detracting from what's really going on.
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Registered: 05-06-2007
Sun, 11-08-2009 - 5:47pm

Honestly, I'm disappointed.