Smile and stay vigilant


In this graphic animation of the talk, Barbara Ehrenreich critically explores the darker side of positive thinking and why we should stay vigilant and look out for the signs of danger and risk rather than wishfully thinking everything will be okay by just maintaining the positive attitude. Her talk might sound pessimistic but actually she is speaking from the ground she stands on and how she sees things from there. She emphasizes on critical thinking and being vigilant to deal with the challenges drawing from evolutionary psychology how our ancestors have survived in the past because of that important skill.

This talk might encourage you to read her book – Bright-sidedHow Positive Thinking is Undermining America.

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