So, you know that special brand of squelched eye-roll/mini-smirk you trot out whenever you find yourself cornered by your Positive Thinking-evangelizing sister/friend/coworker? Turns out, raining on her parade might be the best thing you can do for her. In a comical opinion piece in Sunday’s NYT that’ll make the cynic in you chuckle, Oliver Burkeman […]
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Posted in culture, identity, tagged Barbara Ehrenreich, Buddhism, failure, great expectations, helicopter parents, Madeline Levine, New York Times, Oliver Burkeman, overparenting, perfection, positive thinking, tiger mother, Tony Robbins, Unleash the Power Within, visualization on August 7, 2012 | Leave a Comment »
And again and again and again and again…. Undoubtedly, you’ve asked yourself this very question more than once in your life, wished for a replay, a do-over, a little taste of what Bill Murray was forced to endure in the 1993 flick Groundhog Day–giving an entirely new meaning to the term while he was at […]