Finding positives in the negative

The Antidote: Happiness for People Who Can't Stand Positive Thinking by Oliver Burkeman. Canongate, €18.90. Reviewed by Joanne Hayden.

14th July, 2012
Finding positives in the negative
Oliver Burkeman's new book tries to find sound alternatives to positive thinking.

The Antidote: Happiness for People Who Can't Stand Positive Thinking by Oliver Burkeman

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'The effort to try to feel happy," says Oliver Burkeman, "is often precisely the thing that makes us miserable." Burkeman views the relentless emphasis, in the western world at least, on eliminating negative thought patterns as unrealistic, damaging and generally counterproductive.

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