Positive thinking is often viewed as the practice of wearing so-called “rose-colored glasses,” pretending that everything is fine and dandy even when everything isn’t fine and dandy. But can choosing to overlook reality really be considered “positive thinking?” Can the experience of a good lie really be a good thing? And can what we don’t know—via genuine ignorance or willful blindness—actually hurt us?
The Positivity Papers: Volume 1 is Jonas Cain’s work to confront these issues by curating scientific research on the effects of positivity and negativity on our work, relationships, and health. Along the way he shares practical principles and practices to employ this research into our everyday lives, and discusses his own personal experiences in applying these stratagems, which readers will find both informative and at times even entertaining.