Recent days I'm seeing a lot of people are practcing emotional avoidance and calling it a positive mindset. And keep saying 'positive vibes only'. Positive thinking for a trauma is not a cure, recently people are saying be positive it, why negative thinking etc. Our society has become obsessed with positivity and neglecting the truth and afraid to speak truthfully. Having a positive mindset definitely helps us moving forward, keeps us motivated and hopeful something is good is around the corner. But continuing to have that bright shiny look while ignoring the rest of the negative emotions that comes with human life? Ignoring own pain , ignoring others pain (mental physical) and over promoting 'positive vibes' it has become a mantra in internet world. How our desi people talk # it will work out # think positive # at least....you have money house family # look on the bright side.. # it could be worse # good vibrations be happy # everything happens for a reason # don't give up, giving advices # don't lose hope citing examples how they tackled # don't make it a big deal #cry baby it's not about you always. # you guys complain so much, back in my days NO NO NO Often our intentions are in good place, but these toxic positive messages can be received as dismissive, shaming, and misunderstanding. There is better approach to offer our empathy, understanding, acceptance and validation and above all sincere wishes, not insincere advices. If someone shares a problem, instead of saying anything from list We can say > I'm sorry you're going thru this > that sounds really difficult > I'm here for you no matter what > do you want to talk about it >what can I do for you now > it sucks not fair , it's not your fault > I'm all ears, I'm listening > your feelings are valid your not alone I'm with you > how can I help, how can I support > take rest cry over my shoulders > that sounds hard, I hear you.. > all feelings allowed > things are difficult it's unfair to compare Not every circumstance needs silver lining. Stop spreading toxic positivity. Sharing authentic human emotions helps us to face challenges which often leads to growth and deeper insight. Let's support all emotions We cannot dismiss the reality and our emotions are complex. How you feel about the positive vibes trend? Do you feel it inspires you or you feel it has become toxic?