Positive thinking without the mantra- The Antidote - book review

So when you hear people spout the positive mantras, zen philosophy and some other worldly philosophy, do you try not to smirk? Have you noticed that many people are part of the positive thinking movement? Granted, doing good deals and treating others well are important traits that should be fostered. But when did positive thinking replace actual thinking for yourself? I you the answer to this question and many more, check out the book The Antidote-Happiness for People Who Can’t Stand Positive Thinking by Oliver Burkeman

It seems everywhere we turn, people are telling us to focus on the positive. We have our health, family, etc. Yes, all these items are true. Still we are seeking the elusive " happiness" quotient. Maybe if we stop focusing jus ton the positive and see the whole picture happiness might be in our reach.

Throughout The Antidote, the reader is encouraged not to brush the failures, disappoints and other difficulties under the rug. All that we encounter through our life is part of the journey. Without the downs there would be no ups. We have to experience all that is placed in front of us with open eyes, hearts and minds.

The Antidote-Happiness for People Who Can’t Stand Positive Thinking by Oliver Burkemancan be purchased at various retailers including Amazon, Barnes & Noble and several others. For a complete list, please visit http://www.oliverburkeman.com/books/.

So the next time a person suggests that a blindly positive thinking path is the only road to happiness, don't be a sheep and simply follow behind. Consider that happiness can be achieved in a variety of paths determined by the journey taker.

Disclosure: I received this book to review. All opinions are my own.

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