Author and activist Barbara Ehrenreich has a nice discourse on the problems of "The Secret" style positive thinking delusion illustrated by RSA.
It's worth listening to. I have my occasional complaints about Ehrenreich, but overall she's routinely raised issues that are often ignored in popular culture, and she's dead on with this one.
Readers may recall my own rant on the absurd expectation the "well-adjusted" means "perpetually happy." Ehrenreich rightly points out that the cult of positive thinking has some pretty nasty societal consequences too.
On the personal end of things, I'll be leaving the city to enjoy a nice relaxing time away from civilization for a bit, so no posting here until late in the weekend. Enjoy yourselves and, since it's Bastille Day, shank an aristocrat. For Freedom.