The Bondage of Positivism (5 of 10) by Wayne Coleman

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The Bondage of Positivism (5 of 10)
Wayne Coleman

Positivism n.l. Quality or state of being positive; certainty. 2. A system of philosophy originated by Aguste Comte which excludes everything but the natural phenomena or properties of know-able things, together With- their relations of coexistence and succession.

To be positive in the American society of today is one of, if not the most acceptable qualities one could have. To be negative is one of, if not the most unacceptable qualities one could have.

The American culture of today, as well as many other cultures, measure just about everything it sees, hears, tastes, touches, or otherwise comes into physical contact with as to it's positiveness or negativeness. We are taught to have a positive attitude, think positive, dress positive, speak positive, act positive, in short to always project a positive image.

Millions of dollars are spent each year for seminars, books, audio and video tapes, and other materials by folks who are trying to learn how to be positive. Most motivational programs speak to the issue of positiveness with great emphasis and detail.

One of the primary points of emphasis is to learn how to recognize the negative and reject it immediately. If one could discern all the negativisms he comes in contact with and reject them he could live in the positive. Some would pay a fortune if by some process of discipline they could eliminate all of life's negative experiences and only live in the positive. Many folks would agree that it truly would be a great life.

IT IS POSITIVE?
Next in- thins progression- of thinking we must separate that which is positive from that which is negative. This is where the difficulty begins. How does one categorically determine if something is positive or negative? At some point it has to become a matter of personal taste and choice. For some people to own and drive a Chevrolet Corvette is a positive experience. For someone like myself, who has a very stif ...


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