posted on Aug, 23 2011 @ 08:21 PM
Wishful thinking - the formation of beliefs and making decisions according to what might be pleasing to imagine instead of by appealing to evidence,
rationality or reality.
This thread is meant to discuss the roll wishful thinking plays on society and whether it has a negative or positive impact.
In film, you can see wishful thinking occur where the main character does not focus on the negative as much as the positive possibilities. In other
words, he is not a 'Negative Nancy' in his dire situation and formulates a plan. Could this actually work out in real life? Could someone go about
there problems while ignoring the negatives and focus on only the outcome that seems best? Or is it just a clouding of reason and ability to fix
problems? For the past 10 years (to my knowledge) the American Economy has slowly fallen causing millions of foreclosures, debts, etc. Could this all
be reason to American Society's wishful thinking? Or is wishful thinking in society the only way for a man to stay sane in this mad mess of politics,
war, and social unrest. Wishful thinking could very well be the only way people can cope with their problems (legally). Yet this can not change the
outcome of their problems and could draw such problems out longer.
Since I can not discuss this alone, tell me what you think about wishful thinking and its effects on society.