posted on Dec, 4 2011 @ 01:14 PM
I have a question.
How do you get along with those "positive attitude junkies" who act like life is a wonderland 24/7? They're everywhere now in the Western
World and countries exposed to the West. Many good looking Gen Yers usually develop that attitude for some reason, esp if they are popular and hip.
You know what I mean?
There are many people in the young generation today who act like everything is awesome 24/7. They frequently use words like "Life is beautiful",
"Awesome", "Great" etc. They act like life is a wonderland 24/7 and nothing negative exists. I thought they only existed on TV, but they exist in
real life too. They are usually on a superficial wavelength too, not a deep one. And they are usually well liked, praised, and hip.
Most of these types are from America, and are usually female and good looking, but I've noticed that many English speaking Taiwanese girls are like
that too (such as Janet Hsieh on Discovery Channel's Fun Taiwan series). Where does that delusion come from exactly? How do they get that way? Are
they serious? Or in denial?
How do you get along with these types? How do you have a conversation with them? Around them, I get the feeling like if I say even one thing negative,
they'll avoid me. I also get the vibe that deep meaningful topics are "abnormal" to their wavelength.
Many of these types are attractive, good looking, and hip. So they draw people to them. A perfect example is Janet Hsieh, host of Fun Taiwan on the
Discovery Channel and TLC. She is good looking, bubbly, and acts like everything is a 24/7 wonderland. That combo makes her popular. But her act looks
superficial and phony to people who are realists or deeper than her. Plus, no one feels special when she is nice to them, because she's
superficially nice to everyone, young and old. Gee.
Not all of them are celebrities though. They also include surfers, skateboarders, backpackers, hippies, New Agers, and lots of other young people.
But how do you get along with these types? By just acting fake and saying positive things about everything? Ick. (I guess some people derive pleasure
from negativity and cynicism)
Have any of you met these types before? They seem to be everywhere now, esp among Gen Y. They act so hip and positive that it kind of makes you feel
"uncool" if you don't share their attitude. The good thing about them is that they aren't mean to anyone. They aren't very cliquish or judgmental
either, but rather, quite inclusive, albeit in a superficial way. You know?
In fact, they are so nice to everyone, that their niceness becomes meaningless, so that when they are nice to you, it feels like nothing special,
since they are that way to everyone. lol. Know what I mean?
You also feel like you can't really bond or connect with them, cause they sort of "belong to everyone". So if they are hot, then they have tons of
admirers. She is nice to all of them, but never serious about any of them.
Don't these 24/7 positive attitude types know that 75 percent of people are in poverty, that there's more suffering in the world than happiness,
that life is not a wonderful, but a cycle of happiness and suffering?
Don't they know that evil people run the world, and that most things you're told are lies and propaganda, that most people aren't happy, etc.?
Are these types really able to avoid suffering by denying it out of their reality? They certainly act like they can. And if you ask them, they will
say that they don't like to focus on the negative. They focus on the positive, and attract positive things, and that's their secret to happiness. Is
it really that simple? Geez. So that's the key to happiness? It's been in front of our noses all the time! LOL OK!
I would venture to guess that since they're usually good looking, they were treated very well from birth, and given a lot of love and attention by
everyone, hence their overly positive peppy attitude. So they can't really relate to anyone beneath them. They harbor no resentment, ill will, or
regret either, since they've never really suffered. And no one has ever treated them like #. So when they grow up, they are able to return all that
niceness back, by acting superficially nice to everyone, and having a positive attitude 24/7. Is that why they are like that? If so, then I guess only
those resentful in life, who have suffered a lot, dislike their attitude?
Could that be? Are there really people in life who have never suffered?
These types avoid comparing cultures and people like the plague. And they avoid all forms of political incorrectness. Nothing politically incorrect
ever comes out of their mouths. If they hear me give my culture comparisons in my usual detailed insightful way, they will remain silent, since
they avoid argument, debate or negative observations of any sort, no matter how true. Or they will disagree with me in a polite way, but when I bring
up many examples, experiences and facts to support my comparisons, they usually quit and go into silent mode, for they seem incapable of offering
counter-argument points other than the popular female cliche "Not all are like that" which women love to use for some reason, but is pointless since
no one is saying that "all are like that".
For some reason, these people are blind to patterns, as though everything were equal everywhere, which is not true, but they can never define their
views clearly and have no real argument. They simply dislike observations, patterns and debate of any kind. All they want to do is have fun and act
cool, like everything is great 24/7, and that's all. Such people would probably make the worst chess players. lol
Do any of you understand these types? Have you met them? Any experiences you've had with them? Any insights into them?
What are they called exactly? I know they hate labels, but what can you call them? I don't know. Perhaps "positive attitude junkies"? lol