Oliver Burkeman: The negative path to happinesss and success 

 

“Get motivated!” and “stay positive!” are common bits of self-help advice. But have we gone too far in our penchant for positivity? Leaning on research (including a story about Mount Everest climbers), reporter and author Oliver Burkeman shares the counterintuitive insight of how abandoning goals and allowing some negativity in can actually be helpful.

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About Oliver

Oliver Burkeman was born in Great Britain in 1975. He is a British journalist for the British newspaper The Guardian. He attented to the Huntington School in York, and holds a degree from Christ's College, Cambridge (a constituent college of the University of Cambridge). He is a winner of the Foreign Press Association's Young Journalist of the Year award, FPA's Science Story of the Year 2005, and was shortlisted for the Orwell Prize in 2006. He writes a popular weekly column on psychology, This Column Will Change Your Life, and has reported from London, Washington and New York. He also has his own blog.

 

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