Rethinking Positive Thinking
The Matt Townsend Show - Season 1, Episode 442
- Oct 23, 2014 9:00 pm
- 1:26:04 mins
Matt and Gabriele discuss the truth about positive thinking. Gabriele suggests that positive thinking may actually hinder progress and improvement. Gabriele tells about a study that was done with women losing weight. She says those who had a more positive attitude about the weight loss actually ended up losing less weight. These positive thinking women dreamed of the lost weight and felt the sense of accomplishment without actually ending up losing the weight itself. The gang discusses the annoying quirks of optimists. They talk about optimists who inappropriately celebrate their happiness in front of others who are having a hard day. The gang talks about the alternative to forcing emotions on other people.