In my last post, I noted that Barbara Ehrenreich’s recent book, Bright-Sided, argues the “costs” of America’s “ideology” of positive thinking. I believe her case on the cost side is unproven, but more importantly, she downplays other important aspects of the overall ledger.
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Don’t go looking to Barbara Ehrenreich’s recent book, Bright-Sided, to make a compelling case about “how the relentless promotion of positive thinking has undermined America.” The book is an entertaining read, but it does not make that case. A friend advised me to read Ms. Ehrenreich’s book in a comment to an earlier post about [...]
Martin Seligman deserves to be better known. This is saying something, because within his field, he is a major influence. He’s written numerous best-selling books, and he’s reached the top of his profession. So why does he deserve even greater accolades? Because the more other people learn about him, the better off we all will [...]