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    Default What To Know About Toxic Positivity

    Zawn Villines
    March 30 2021

    Toxic positivity is an obsession with positive thinking. It is the belief that people should put a positive spin on all experiences, even those that are profoundly tragic.

    Toxic positivity can silence negative emotions, demean grief, and make people feel under pressure to pretend to be happy even when they are struggling.
    In some cases, it may be self-imposed. For example, a person may try to appear happy all the time by presenting everything in a positive light. However, it can also be an external pressure, such as when people tell a person who is grieving to move on or to look for a positive in their loss

    Read more: https://www.medicalnewstoday.com/art...xic-positivity

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    Sadly this toxic positivity has become a thing in recent years. Yes, it is quite toxic, as it amounts to just another "blame the victim" strategy. We all probably have seem some friends or acquaintances who exude this relentless positivity without any evidence of having a superlative life. It just exudes a total lack of authenticity to me.

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    I have experienced this so-called 'positivity' on more than one occasion, and it left me feeling hurt and angry. These were not minor issues, but loss of a family member. Total lack of understanding, and no help at all.

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    The total lack of realism with the toxic positivity trend leads to its being absolutely useless for real people in the real world. This is the reason why it is becoming so unwelcome.

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