Generalized Positivity Bugs Me

“Hey, you. Yeah, you. You matter.”

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I’ve never been one for positivity for positivity’s sake. The focus on positivity too often gets in the way of substantive conversation — especially regarding art and politics. I also think it’s a haven for people who aren’t necessarily equipped for these conversations to shut them down when they feel out of their depth. It becomes a way of shutting…