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Book Review: The Antidote: Happiness For People Who Can’t Stand Positive Thinking by Oliver Burkeman

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Last Week was the first "International Day of Happiness". Generally, the American secret to happiness is practicing positive thinking. It's the notion that "I think positively therefore I am happy." Indeed, every working mom that I know believes that thinking positively is what helps her mother and work with a smile. However, what if that theory wasn't true? What if positive thinking was part of the problem??? The Antidote: Happiness For People Who Can’t Stand Positive Thinking Some time ago I was asked to review The Antidote: Happiness For People Who Can’t Stand Positive Thinking by Oliver Burkeman. When I first got the book I was skeptical.   For one, I am not one of those people who can’t stand positive thinking.   Rather, I am one of those people who believes in positive thinking with every fabric of my being. I think that positive thinking has the power to inspire, uplift and transform lives.   I do not, like Oliver Burkeman, believe that peopl