Positive Thinking was the title of the latest Talk About session which was held for our Ziggurat followers on 15th November. “Are you an optimist, a pessimist, a realist or a mix of all three?” was the question which opened the talk led by Matthew Ray. The group of 10 participants was mostly made up of optimists and realists although as one pessimist pointed out: “A pessimist is an optimist with experience “.
Participants discussed the numerous resources available which promote Positive Thinking and whether this way of thinking can really help us or in fact be dangerous as it could make us lose all sense of reality. The Secret became the focus here.
Matthew then showed participants three short videos, one of which was the Spanish crisis from a different point of view, a now infamous video by Grant Thornton. Can positive thinking really get us out of the crisis?
Finally, Matthew gave participants some tips on how to use Positive Thinking to improve their English: instead of saying “I can’t do that in English”, say “I can’t do that in English YET”! 🙂
In the next session of Talk About in January (to be announced), the topic will be New Year Resolutions. If you want to participate, write to firstname.lastname@example.org
Hope to see you there!