13 Jul Being Well Podcast: The Dark Side of Self-Help: Forced Positivity
This is a self-help podcast. And there’s a lot to like about self-help! But it has it’s issues as well. Today, we’re exploring one of them: toxic positivity and forced happiness.
Do self-help environments force us into inauthentic happiness and forced positivity? And how can we move away from the false front, and into more authentic expression? This is the first of a series of episodes dedicated to some of the self-help community’s pitfalls.
This is a self-help podcast. And there’s a lot to like about self-help! But it has it’s issues as well. Today we’re exploring one of them: toxic positivity and forced happiness.
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3:00: Rick’s personal experience inside the personal development world.
8:00: Things that tend to limit abuses of power.
10:00: The democratization of self-help, and related pitfalls.
18:00: Act, scared self, and true being.
21:00: Where does toxic positivity appear?
26:00: The importance of authenticity.
29:30: The false front.
32:30: Encouraging other people to be fully authentic.
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