I actually feel pretty conflicted on this topic. Like, I agree that “toxic positivity” is real, but I hesitate to agree that being positive about things (which is only discussed generally in the article) is a way for people to “avoid uncertainty.”
I also don’t think positivity and “‘flex culture’” are that compatible going into 2022—maybe in 2015. Now, cynicism & negativity are just as trendy as unbridled optimism. I think it can be a really *positive* trait to, say, make fun of instagram celebs, especially for how the may glorify things like poverty, anxiety, and depression.
I think that having a critical mindset overall can be a positive expression, and hope that people are becoming more in touch with themselves than this author assume. Maybe I’m totally off base though… down to hear your thoughts too [@jonomilo](/user/profile/jonomilo)