Thursday, September 16, 2010

Positivity and its limitations

Do we really want our life to be about having as many positive thoughts and feelings as possible? Maybe. Maybe not.

 Is this the kind of statement you want on your tombstone?

 "Here  Lies ..... , a man (or woman) who successfully managed to experience a 3 to 1 ratio of positive to negative thoughts.”

 I think I want my tombstone to say something about me  being a loving father, caring husband, and someone who sought to improve this human condition. I bet you ...  have similar hopes and values.

 Joseph Ciarrochi (quoted from an e-mail to the Friends of Positive Psychology ListServer)

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