Positive Thinking? Get Real

Here, with the help of the geniuses at RSA Animate, Barbara Ehrenreich argues that the relentless promotion of Positive Thinking in corporate America is a puffed-up form of good old-fashioned Willful Ignorance.

10 minute video, but with the animation it feels like a fraction of that.

Bonus. PZ Myers weighs in:

The real secret is that the universe doesn’t give a goddamn about us, doesn’t dream, doesn’t wish, doesn’t hope. The real power is that science gives us the tools to wrench the pointless detritus of reality into the shape that we dream of, to impose our wishes on the substrate. We don’t achieve that by lying abed and hoping really hard, though — we do it with work and real knowledge.

[via Marshall Brain @ How Stuff Works]

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August 23, 2010. Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , . Video.

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