I 'm Not Positive All The Time

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    Who is positive all the time?

    That seems like that is the new goal in society to be happy all the time and if your not happy you have a problem. How idiotic does that sound? Being happy 24/7 365 days a year is an impossibility because life is hard. We shouldn't frown upon those who are struggling and not in...
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    4 Responses Mar 28, 2015
    Shygirl9011 Shygirl9011
    13-15
    1 Response Jun 22, 2015

    Anxiety is an automatic response

    that makes people want to change. Most of the changes made by people and organizations are made as a result of being unhappy or at least concerned about where things are headed if they continue as they are. The problem is that some things can't be changed. If a person is...
    GreenButtercup GreenButtercup
    36-40, F
    3 Responses Apr 24, 2014
    TrySN TrySN
    26-30, M
    Jan 23, 2016

    Not Today....Maybe because It's Monday,

    maybe because it was raining....Maybe because of both.....My close coworker got the worst of it, and I was so aggravated with him, I kept thinking, he must not realize exactly who he's working with...(not that i'm all powerfull or anything, let me get that straight)...but, I'm...
    lifealwayschanges lifealwayschanges
    41-45, F
    Aug 10, 2015

    I dont give u the time You de-serve from

    me This is something i know I know I know So tonight ill just **** You like, we're in Houston Taking everything slow So slow So slow
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    Jan 22, 2016

    Feel very unpretty today.

    ..why is it some days i feel pretty and others im looking in the mirror like wtf happened overnight
    lashes88 lashes88
    26-30, F
    1 Response Mar 13, 2015

    Some people think I'm positive all the time

    because I am good at making people smile. But the truth is, I'm not. When I'm alone, I cry tears in the dark.
    Elexxa Elexxa
    26-30, T
    Jan 24, 2016

    Who is positive all the time?

    I have no shame to say that I get down, blue, depressed whatever you want to call it. I'm ok with knowing that I sometimes feel off. It's me and I know I will rebound.
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    1 Response Feb 4, 2015

    What the heck is HAPPENING?

    ??!!! Has the world Gone Nuts??! Everyone is so Topsy-Turvy & confusing, the evidence all messy & contaminated, I don't even Know WHAT Is going on!! *Except I have made a decision: I'm running for president. Will you vote for me? ;)
    AdoraGel AdoraGel
    36-40, F
    Aug 10, 2015

    I'm a pessimistic person

    and this is me. I just only look on the negative side and it makes me weak. Weaker and weaker as I grow older and older.
    shy07me shy07me
    31-35, F
    1 Response Jan 23, 2016

    Positive people are chumps.

    Positivity is just an illusion. It's a way for people to convince themselves of something contrary to they are feeling in the moment. You either do something, or you don't. You take, or you leave. You make a choice, and live with that choice for the rest of your life. People...
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    1 Response Sep 26, 2015

    I HATE YouTube adverts.

    I Hate them so bad
    TrySN TrySN
    26-30, M
    Dec 6, 2015

    How could anybody? Can anyone seriously be

    positive 100% of the time? You mean to tell me that anybody or anything never makes you mad, or upsets you, or anything? Your life can't be that perfect.
    EmoSakurachan EmoSakurachan
    18-21
    May 2, 2014
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    1 Response Apr 25, 2015

    the people around me says "you are

    so positive, I admire you!" or "you are so cheerful, my my!". but the truth is I am not. I am just pretend like I am. I always think about the worst think that could happen bc I always LIVE the worst think that could happen in my life. I am not so funny, or cheerful, or cool, or...
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    Jan 24, 2016
    TrySN TrySN
    26-30, M
    2 Responses Nov 24, 2015
    cutepeeps cutepeeps
    13-15, F
    Sep 9, 2015

    I love being optimistic,

    but lets face it. Life's not all sunshine and rainbow ponies.
    londonbr1dge londonbr1dge
    18-21, F
    2 Responses Feb 9, 2015

    I prefer to be realistic

    than fake positivity all of the time.
    LittleMidnight LittleMidnight
    22-25
    Sep 4, 2015

    In my experience, life gives me more reasons to

    expect the worst outcome b/c by far that's what usually happens. My usual saying "I hate being right so often. Can't I be wrong for once?"
    Mossonarock Mossonarock
    46-50, M
    2 Responses Aug 11, 2015

    Have you ever sat in your car 30 minutes

    before your shift thinking of how much you don't want to wak into work and how much you hate your job or how you can make your life better??
    Cosmojunkie22 Cosmojunkie22
    26-30, F
    2 Responses Jul 9, 2015

    In fact, I seem really negative lately.

    I've been putting myself down in front of others sometimes, but I do it to get things off my chest and to try and be more open about my insecurities instead of hiding them away.
    LittleMidnight LittleMidnight
    22-25
    Jul 18, 2015

    Most like to point out the positive outcomes

    but there is always that want I have to point out the negative reaction to everything.
    Ricardez Ricardez
    18-21, M
    Mar 2, 2015

    Smiles

    I smile alot. But that means absolutely nothing. Just because I smile at you, I'm not always ok. I can't always be happy and positive. Sometimes I want to be and need to be sad a negative. So don't judge me when I'm upset or pessimistic one day out of the month, because it's...
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    Oct 17, 2013

    I am very positive MOST of the time.

    So don't be shocked if I become a negative person. I swear people think something so horrific happened to me because I turn negative for a day. Even positive have bad days, it does not mean something bad happened. :P
    AllTheEmotions AllTheEmotions
    22-25, M
    Mar 28, 2015

    I have very few reasons to be positive,

    generally. I have yet to reach milestones that I crave so hard to reach. And I keep trudging. I still bash myself, I still say negative things. But I am getting better at turning it around from "all the time", to "not all the time". I am grimacing a little less. At times, I...
    unknownfamiliar unknownfamiliar
    26-30, F
    Jul 13, 2014

    I'm terribly negative a lot of the time,

    but I am finding it easier to be more positive as time goes on. I am making more of an effort to see the positive, and if that fails — to at least not dwell on the negative.
    ThejaMT ThejaMT
    26-30, M
    Feb 28, 2014

    My dad scolded me last night on the phone about

    my "negativity." But the thing is, I have made a conscious effort and have been working on my self-love to where I am not actively or purposefully thinking negatively. It's just there's this one situation that he can't seem to stomach, and I talk to him realistically about it...
    berika1024 berika1024
    22-25, F
    1 Response Apr 3, 2015

    And Act Like A Pouty Mime

    when I think too deep sadness seep out of my mind bad thoughts I find I try to ignore but only find more Now I am depressed but I try to repress bad thoughts but they keep coming in
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    Nov 7, 2013

    Lets face it. You can be

    as optimistic as you want, but sometimes there just isn't a bright side to somethings. Or if there was you can't look at the situation that way without losing part of being a human.
    londonbr1dge londonbr1dge
    18-21, F
    3 Responses Mar 1, 2015

    I won't trust anyone

    who positive all the time! either he's nt human or he's a psychopath..
    FaitAccomp1i FaitAccomp1i
    70+, M
    3 Responses Mar 27, 2015

    Lately I haven't been feeling positive cause of

    people and situations but everytime I'm positive it gets ruined
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    2 Responses Sep 25, 2015

    hi i just need to vent a moment.

    I'm lost and wondering if anyone can make a suggestion or explain what is going on with me... i met this awesome girl. we both very positive and get along brilliantly... recently, last 2 months or so I'm getting so many bad thoughts. I'm looking for bad things... trying to find...
    fatboyfun fatboyfun
    36-40, M
    1 Response Apr 11, 2015

    When things go wrong,

    as they sometimes will When the road you're trudging seems all uphill When the funds are low and the debts are high And you want to smile, but you have to sigh When care is pressing you down a bit Rest if you must, but don't you quit. Life is queer with its twists and...
    nivanvc nivanvc
    41-45, M
    Jan 25, 2016

    Sometimes I struggle to be positive,

    I try so hard for my baby cousin and family but the depression gets too me and I can't, I've had 2 mental break downs in 2 years because of trying to stay positive for people, time to let it out I think.
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    Jan 15, 2015

    Positive Moments

    I have been quite a negative person most of my life and it is only in the last few years i have been trying to train my mind to turn the negative thoughts into positive thoughts. When the negative thoughts start creeping in i will take myself off by myself and sit and think hard...
    deadinsideout deadinsideout
    31-35, F
    Sep 28, 2013

    I don't know why so many people think I'm a

    positive person. Honestly I'm not. I'm really skeptical and more often see the glass half empty. Or I just don't see the glass at all. Maybe it's because I put a different spin on things. I have my quirks, as all people have, but oddly enough others see me as either positive or...
    ttbridge ttbridge
    41-45, F
    1 Response Dec 8, 2014

    Ecclesiastes 3: V.1 - To every thing there is

    a season, and a time to every purpose under the heaven: V.4 - A time to weep, and a time to laugh; a time to mourn, and a time to dance; and so on!
    GreenButtercup GreenButtercup
    36-40, F
    Apr 1, 2014

    So many useless apps,

    slowing my life down and causing to double think. Time to rearrange the iPhone.. Again!
    TrySN TrySN
    26-30, M
    Dec 26, 2015

    I don't believe in positive thinking.

    It is delusional and it often leads to depression when things come crashing down. I prefer realistic thinking to either positive thinking or negative thinking. It helps me see the world as it is, sometimes good, sometimes malign.
    emperornorton47 emperornorton47
    56-60, M
    1 Response Aug 10, 2015
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