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Ideapod webinar: Why positive thinking is terrible advice, with Rudá Iandé (WATCH)

Have you ever been told to just “think positive” and your problems will go away?

Or that to achieve your goals in life, all you have to do is visualize it with positive intent?

It’s a philosophy that’s been popular for decades thanks to books like How to win Friends and Influence People and Think and Grow Rich.

But is it really helping us live more meaningful and fulfilling lives?

Not exactly.

In this Ideapod webinar, Brazilian shaman Rudá Iandé shared his perspective on why positive thinking is terrible advice in conversation with me.

As explained in this Huffington Post profile, Iandé grew up pursuing a more unusual career path, starting his studies in naturopathic therapies from the age of fifteen, before living with and learning from indigenous shaman in the Amazonian rainforest over many years. His next challenge was to bring the lessons from ancient cultures and shamanism back to modern society, as a scientific discipline, without the mystical superstitions ...

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Written by Justin Brown

I'm the CEO and co-founder of Ideapod, a platform for people to connect around ideas. I'm passionate about people thinking for themselves, especially in an age of information overload.

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