The benefits of travelling the ‘negative path’

Relentless positivity can be seen as a dishonest way to live. It also attempts to deny not only reality, but also vital aspects of human experience. The greatest benefit of ‘negative capability’— the true power of negative thinking — is that it lets the mystery of life back in, writes Brian Thomas Gallagher

New York Observer

IDON’T remember when I began saying it, though as a world view it seems to have always been with me. Whenever things are bad — annoying, unpleasant, dire, depressing — and someone offhandedly says: “It could be worse”, I always reply: “And it probably...

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