I Am Tired of False Positivity

People that act like telemarketers but are close friends 218 People

    Just Say What You Mean

    If you say something raw, honest, truthful don't ruin it by apologizing afterward. If you are going to shred someone don't say "Bless their heart," afterward. If you have something to say, just say it, don't get all mealy-mouthed about it. Political correctness has gone...
    qazrazl qazrazl
    41-45, F
    11 Responses Jan 14, 2009

    There is a regular customer at my workplace,

    who is always on the verge of tears. Even though I have to fight back tears every time I see her, I'd rather see her than some of the fake positive people.
    GreenButtercup GreenButtercup
    36-40, F
    1 Response Aug 8, 2015

    At Least Let Me Finish My Sentence.

    Another phone call to chat about the weather. Answering these calls is similar to hearing a telemarketer. Is this a joke? What value can I find in a friendship this shallow? There's not much here to pursue. I'm not heard or understood and there's no attempt to try relating...
    qazrazl qazrazl
    41-45, F
    2 Responses Jan 28, 2009

    Lights will guide you home, and ignite your bones, and I will try to fix you...

    False positivity is like making people eat mud telling them it's chocolate. "Put away that frown, remember you're enjoying yourself." I hate that. Why can't people just show it when they feel like crap? You'll have to admit: sometimes the world is a real crappy place to...
    JojaRodenaLente JojaRodenaLente
    18-21, F
    6 Responses Apr 4, 2009

    Disingenuous Need Not Apply

    The last time I checked, neither of us lived in Hollywood. Neither of us have attained perfection. I'm not becoming an ascended master, are you? We did not meet over a casserole at the PTA meeting. We do have the same ethnic background, values and home town. We went to the same...
    qazrazl qazrazl
    41-45, F
    2 Responses Jan 29, 2009

    Smell The Coffee

    Things are changing.  Crumbling, I think, all around.  It isn’t just the economy or politics, the colds and flu, it’s me too.  Plates I’ve left spinning precariously, with merely a quick flick of the stick to keep them balanced, are teetering, ready to plunge to the...
    CrookedMan CrookedMan
    Jan 1, 2012

    I'm Glad Its Not Just Me

    Ive noticed that some people appear to always be positive...and im not having none of it...its not real noone can be like this 24/7 and so i must deduct that its an act and they are fake.
    thehippy thehippy
    41-45, F
    12 Responses Apr 29, 2009

    I don't want to live in a musical of happiness!

    That's horrifying! I'm not made for it. I was tempted to make a group/experience called like that, but I decided that instead I would post it here (so it would get more readings). Why there's this need to be "happy" all the times? It's sickening, that's like subsisting just on...
    oneiric13 oneiric13
    26-30, M
    Feb 21

    I Smile Though My Heart Is Aching

    yeah just like the lyrics from a song. I think smiling is one of visible positive reactions. It's like telling others that you're alright and have nothing to worry about because i can handle everything. You force yourself to smile though you're bleeding inside. Because i felt...
    shenghuidai shenghuidai
    26-30, F
    1 Response Jul 6, 2011


    I'm not sure if I really understand the meaning of this group, but...here is what I think it is about: The world wide crisis has come even to Croatia... Well, if it wasn't funny, it would probably be sad... But Croatia's politicians are probably the funniest people at all...
    misunderztood misunderztood
    18-21, F
    Mar 9, 2009

    I'm Tired Of Smiling, And I Don't Mean It...

    When I do that I feel even worse about myself and the world around me. I want to be those individuals that are always happy. Always smiling about nothing lol. It may sound silly. But I want to be that happy. Even when pessimism and negativity comes my way. One day I'll get there...
    NewPersonUnderConstruction NewPersonUnderConstruction
    18-21, F
    Jul 28, 2010

    I hate robotic pleasantries

    that app developers insist on adding on. "Oh we missed you while you were busy living your real life for the past 2 hours!" *shaking head with a sigh...*
    stuckinamatchbox stuckinamatchbox
    31-35, F
    3 Responses Sep 20, 2014

    Intolerant of This, No Apologies

    PC attitudes are politely killing us all. I am disgusted that this society is so desperate for entertainment and distraction that there are 'reality shows' about the life of morbidly obese individuals. What am I supposed to enable them by dealing with their problems of being...
    qazrazl qazrazl
    41-45, F
    10 Responses Mar 26, 2009

    Sooo Tired

    I always put on a happy face when I see old friends or when I'm around the general public, and I'm sick of it. I've decided to just feel what I feel when I feel it, and if others don't like it, well they can go away. I'm tired of wearing a mask all the time.
    SpiritOfTheRabbit SpiritOfTheRabbit
    36-40, F
    Oct 25, 2010


    I'm creating a positivity zone in my life and I can't have even false positivity be a part of it. I work in a field where I meet the sick, the needy, and those in social environments so toxic that it can really drain a soul. I don't want that in my friendships. I have a choice...
    deleted deleted
    1 Response Oct 5, 2012

    If you don't like this story,

    you can stop reading it. Once at a church that I had started to attend, I mentioned to one of the women that I was going through workplace harassment. She said she would get another woman to pray for me. That other woman said some little cliche about leaving me in God's hands...
    GreenButtercup GreenButtercup
    36-40, F
    1 Response Aug 8, 2015

    Positivity Is Not On This Planet...

    What I don't get is when people say "Everyone's a winner!" The truth is: No one wins. We are born with nothing, we die with nothing. Every one of us. Bottom line. The only winner is "The Creator"/ God.
    LovelessDeluxe LovelessDeluxe
    2 Responses Oct 31, 2010

    My Problem With False Positivity In Life

    Trying very hard to weight options.... checking scenarios....outcomes .... possibilities consider alternatives.... Check my resources....check my history....predict outcomes on chance Weigh gain VS cost to alternative.... ask around for other input to help generate more...
    DreamingTaoTiger DreamingTaoTiger
    26-30, M
    2 Responses Jan 2, 2013

    Don't ask people how they are doing,

    or how their day/night is going, if you really don't want to know. It;s a silly deceptive game. And if they think you did want to know, and they say something less than 100% glowing positive, don't brush them off for being honest.
    GreenButtercup GreenButtercup
    36-40, F
    Aug 8, 2015

    Really! I hate self-help books,

    I hate yoga, I'll rather shoot me in the b@lls than doing that, I don't want to concentrate in my breathing: I'm not pregnant! haha! I don't want to be told everything will be alright IT WON'T! that "we all are beautiful" HELL NO! not all are beautiful and if I look like crap...
    oneiric13 oneiric13
    26-30, M
    1 Response Dec 4, 2015

    Just Be Real With Me

    I think I've written some stuff under other headings on EP that belong in this group. I am weary of people who are single serving friends, who can only communicate in sound bytes and platitudes. "It's all going to work out in the end!" Ya know what? Maybe NOT. I think...
    qazrazl qazrazl
    41-45, F
    1 Response Jan 2, 2009


    unfortunately when I come to this point everything turn to be the biggest B.S. ever like I've been lying to myself nothing comes out but the cold hard truth
    OoLunaoO OoLunaoO
    23 Responses Nov 27, 2010

    I Really Do Not Appreciate "PC" Attitudes

    With someone in particular on my mind, I ask these questions aloud: What the **** is your problem? Why can't you just say what you feel? Why must it be a prepackaged response? A soundbyte is not acceptable, I expect you to reply to my direct question. I expect you to compile a...
    qazrazl qazrazl
    41-45, F
    Jan 2, 2009

    And Yet I Do It

    I sometimes amaze myself, I can take a lot of crap and smile and still be positive! I don't feel positive, but I talk that way. I should control my tongue!
    LordVoldemort LordVoldemort
    36-40, F
    Mar 28, 2009

    Oh Please You White Washed Grave Aka White Trash

    please love and lighter stop worshiping yourself,holier-than-thou attitude makes you look like a fool,everyone else is TO BLAME BUT NOT YOU...who do you worship if you can't face the TRUTH about yourself?You think you are always right...you make yourself your god,so that you don...
    indigowitch indigowitch
    22-25, F
    1 Response Oct 10, 2012

    Where Is Our Sense of Outrage ?

      I am writing this tonight because I am saddened to see how in today´s society our sense of outrage has gone the way of the Dinosaurs. Nowadays it is quite common for people to look the other way in a futile attempt to ignore  the obvious. They are too busy to...
    deleted deleted
    3 Responses Mar 8, 2009

    Sometimes I Want To Take All The Positive Thinking and Self-Help Books...

    and burn them in a huge bonfire!  Most of them are just garbage fit for kindling lol. Seriously, though, I'm sick of the cookie cutter way they look at things. As if the writer thinks they know you personally when they don't.   I'm sick of the way people mindlessly parrot all...
    Wyldfire Wyldfire
    1 Response Oct 5, 2012

    You Know These Guys

    The thinking that says been through hell, going through hell but lets be positive, no i can't bring myself to talk about the bad things or anything that bothers me but i won't be negative. I won't cry in front of other people and i run around practicing avoidance of anything...
    tulick tulick
    31-35, F
    1 Response Apr 2, 2009


    Have you ever seen those people who instead of acting realistic, they always have a smile on there face, they have the white picket fence, the two story house, a spouse, two children, ect? Those people scare the hell out of me. And i'll tell you why. People who dont experience...
    ShatteredOblivion ShatteredOblivion
    16-17, F
    Jun 22, 2010


    If you feel positive by all means express that, if you don't but are using positivity help you get through a hardship I understand that too. Yet I have noticed that many I think in correlation to the expectations in society to "keep it fake" are falsely stating and...
    caramelpeace caramelpeace
    36-40, F
    7 Responses Jan 3, 2010

    I'm A Proud Pestimist And Am Tired Of Others Trying To Change That

    People always tell me that being a pestimist is bad for me and It'll shorten my life. Well I think being falsely optimistic is even worse! In reality bad things happen and if people don't identify them how can we fix them? According to them unhappiness is bad. Thats right tell...
    PeacefulPain PeacefulPain
    13-15, M
    Sep 8, 2010
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