Positive, The Most Negative Word Of 2020

This lovely quote showed up on Facebook, reminding me of another prescient post I wrote many years ago about The positivity that kills us—followed by a rebuke of many other high-flying progenitors of misplaced positivity. We are literally killing ourselves with the ignorance of reality, sold as positivity.

Let us not be negative for negativity’s sake, but to assign the adjective of positivity only to honest people reasoning from a point of the brutal reality as it exists today.

People ask me all the time, why is The United States, as arguably the most developed country in the world, suffering from the worst response to the Coronavirus to-date?

My answer, steeped in reality and by order of importance, as follows:

Take that pacifier of false positivity out of your mouth, and let’s tackle the problems of humanity with the newfound reality of how humanity can and must adapt to nature’s entropy, systematically.

In the meantime, please, practice the recommendations issued by the CDC. It is a small price to pay, even if you disagree with them. A small price only when behind the scene we build a better and more systematic defense against the many curve-balls of entropy nature is bound to continue to throw our way.

I am a cynical realist, determined we can, must, and shall do better, having discovered a systematic humanitarian response borrowed from nature’s own toolkit.

The sign of an intelligent nation is its willingness and ability to reinvent itself, upstream. Let’s inspire the world with new rigors of excellence we first and successfully apply to ourselves.

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