Toxic positivity is very real, and very annoying
Why "always look on the bright side" is the worst advice. Having a positive mindset is thought to be a powerful self-help strategy. However, evidence shows that pushing away negative emotions is harmful to our mental health and the general wellbeing of others. Elizabeth Bernstein investigates how stifling emotions impacted various individuals lives and discovers the multiple ways we can have a healthier relationship with those negative feelings we'd rather avoid.
From The Wall Street Journal