Positive psychologists are too polite!
No one is telling you to be cheerful all the time. People are just mildly suggesting that you might like to
- Be positive when the circumstances call for you to be positive
- Be negative when the circumstances call for you to be negative
and conserve energy when the circumstances don’t call for a response from you at all.
Defending our right to negativity is such a good example of energy wasting!
Much of the time we are not required to make a response, and we respond negatively! Stop wasting energy! No one asked you what you think! Just do nothing. I assure you, if they care what you think, that will bother them a lot more.
If you are going to burn energy, why not have fun?
As they don’t care what you think, and as you aren’t required to respond, why not do something that’s enjoyable? Like smile?
You are so politely being told to stop being a drama queen! That’s all.