Anonymous asked: Not sure if you're aware of it but Andrew WK posted this on Facebook today : "PARTY TIP: Depression is just a delusion." - Quite saddened by those words as had heard many tales about how he's a good dude etc. Perhaps I am being overly sensitive...
That’s really whack: I liked Andrew WK!
I’m all for positive approaches to life, but I have a real problem with positive psychology that is so relentless that it denies or shames people who are struggling, or refuses to acknowledge that sometimes being sad or upset is entirely appropriate and OK.
If you’re of a similar opinion to me, you might enjoy ‘Smile or Die’ by Barbara Ehrenreich, in which she argues for realism over positive psychology. There’s a video introduction to it here: