Thinking positive is sometimes too much

it makes me angry and upset when they ask me to think positive about people who are obviously hostile to me.

ignore it they tell me.

i don’t want to pick a fight with them but how about some support for my feelings?

i think my social worker is great but this attitude of hers about people in my life is draining me.


We need to balance what is positive and neutral, just no point in being negative, it’s like that Alice May quote that keeps poping up “it’s like drinking poison and waiting for the other one to die”

Being neutral is good, keep us detached from being overtly emotional.

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I know what you mean, Judy. There’s such a thing as being too positive. I think one could say we are living in a “smile or die” culture and for someone like myself, sometimes I don’t talk about my feelings and assert myself enough. It’s something I’m trying to work on.

In AA, I read this : " Anger is the DUBIOUS luxury of normal people".

thank you for your wonderful replies.

i have let myself go so to speak. in this positive/negative respect as well.

i need to get it together again.