Positive psychology was introduced in 1998- until present. (Imagine what was the Psychology as a science…before the Positive title insertion 😍)
Who are the 5 founders of positive psychology?
The 5 Founding Fathers of Positive Psychology:
- William James. William James was a philosopher, physician, and psychologist, and the first educator to offer a psychology course in the United States
- Abraham Maslow
- Martin Seligman
- Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi
- Christopher Peterson
Positivity Culture Can Deny Unpleasant Realities
Constantly thinking positive thoughts, ignoring negative emotions and avoiding difficult situations can take a toll on mental health. People may end up feeling like failures when they cannot maintain a continuously upbeat state of mind.
2007 - ban for smokers (divide smokers from nonsmokers)
2010 - modern veganism was introduced widely, dividing meat-eaters and vegetarians/vegans...
Currently, less than one percent of the world's population are vegan. It is estimated that 79 million people are vegan globally. Is veganism growing? While several studies have shown that a vegan diet (VD) decreases the risk of cardiometabolic diseases, such as cardiovascular disease, type 2 diabetes mellitus, obesity, and non-alcoholic fatty liver disease, veganism has been associated with adverse health outcomes, namely, nervous, skeletal, and immune system. No statistically significant differences have been shown for total cardiovascular disease between vegans and meat eaters, but the data so far suggest there may be a lower risk of ischaemic heart disease and perhaps a higher risk of stroke in vegans. There is no evidence of a difference in life expectancy. ... Feb 18, 2023
Though the concept of unrealistic optimism had already been explored by psychologists at least as early as 1980, the term toxic positivity first appeared in Jack Halberstam's 2011 book 'The Queer Art of Failure' ("...to poke holes in the toxic positivity of contemporary life.").
Modern day happiness agenda - 2011 onwards (until present day)
Kindness - reintroduced by positive psychology 2013 (until present day)
Pro vs anti-vax - 2019 - 2022
Modern wellbeing and the use of sedation (mushrooms, cannabinoids, heroin, methamphetamines, and advanced new lab hallucinogenic substances: 2019 - present
Spirituality vs Religions: 2020 - present
Spirituality and modern psychology: 2021
The relationship between psychology and spirituality is justified by the fact that the experience of existential issues occur through mental phenomena such as meditation, altered states of consciousness, introspection, mystical experiences, self-transcendence, self-realization, etc., which are subject to study in psychology.
Gender agenda (72 genders): 2020 - present (creation of the biomasses)
Black lives matter - 2020 (Race difference exists)
Pro-Russian vs anti-Russian: 2021- present
(Iron curtain always on)
Pro-Palestine or pro-Israel .... 2023
(The Aryan and the Muslim)
New age spirituality reintroduced... 2020
(Divide the awaken)
What is the problem with new age spirituality? The problem with new age spirituality lies in its potential for superficiality, lack of critical thinking, and cherry-picking of beliefs. It can sometimes promote magical thinking, excessive focus on self-centeredness, and disregard for scientific evidence, leading to a diluted understanding of spirituality and hindering genuine personal growth and enlightenment.
New Age spirituality frequently adopts practices from various traditions without adequately understanding or respecting their cultural contexts, risking cultural appropriation and shallow comprehension.New Age spirituality has transformed into an industry where products and services are marketed, diverting attention from genuine spiritual growth.Approach spirituality with a critical mindset, respecting cultural traditions, and acknowledging these concerns. By doing so, you can navigate your spiritual journey with informed authenticity, seeking true growth and meaningful connections.
- There is scarcity in its objective reality, focusing on personal beliefs rather than concrete truth standards.
- Connecting elements from various traditions may compromise their credibility.
- There’s worry about misinterpreting and exploiting symbols and teachings from other cultures.
- Including metaphysical and paranormal ideas without scientific evidence is seen as a weakness.
- Some critics express concerns about possible exploitation, both financially and emotionally, by certain experts.Consumerism and commercialization have influenced new age spirituality, turning it into a product for sale.
- Spiritual practices and rituals are packaged and marketed to meet the demands of a society driven by consumerism.
It’s important for seekers to be aware of these temptations and consciously develop an authentic practice that goes beyond materialistic distractions and disturbances.
Knowing the traditions, symbols, and teachings allows us to approach these practices with respect and find meaning in them. It also helps us choose the right path for our spiritual journey.
The best way to understand your level of "awakening" is to see the relationships with your own family.
You, whom the Universe created.
You, ruler of the living and the dead.
In everything we see or we don't see
- a divine providence exists.
Your spirits wander again among us,
the descendants of those made of mud,
And we seek in the existing earthly temples
your voice, your messages to guide us.
And we seek the Truth in our short earthly journeys.
And the Truth is something ephemeral
with two faces,
with countless questions unanswered,
With countless hopes and countless dreams.
And Life is full of transience, that we wear.
Only when strong feelings flare up, we discover that we can love- naked and barefoot.
And you watch us with kindness in your eyes.
You gladly now and then will give us signs.
All this common greed that is slowly ossifying.
All the same,
familiar from repetition,
from daily struggles, from short felt glory.
Why don't you guide us sharp or firmly
Why let us wander here roadless?
- when knowing that Only Love is eternal.
The rest is a waste of your resources.
(Use your own brain to get the answer for yourself) ❤️
Above all, don't lie to yourself. The man who lies to himself and listens to his own lie comes to a point that he cannot distinguish the truth within him, or around him, and so loses all respect for himself and for others. And having no respect he ceases to love.
– Fyodor Dostoevsky, The Brothers Karamazov
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