Category: Positive Thinking

The Perils of Positive Thinking

Has your favorite pastor or TV evangelist suggested that God will make you rich if only you make a 'positive confession' along with a big -- step-out-in-faith -- donation?

Have you ever been asked to think of your layoff, cancer, or foreclosure as an “opportunity”?

Here's a book that explodes the myths of 'positive thinking.

How the Relentless Promotion of Positive Thinking Has Undermined America

"Positive thinking is not only a water carrier for the business world, excusing its excesses and masking its follies," Barbara Ehrenreich writes.

"The promotion of positive thinking has become a minor industry in its own right, producing an endless flow of books, DVDs, and other products; providing employment for tens of thousands of "life coaches," "executive coaches," and motivational speakers, as well as for the growing cadre of professional psychologists who seek to train them.

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