What is positivity?

The last few months I have really strived to be positive and search within myself to discover the things that I never knew I could achieve or feel for that matter. I feel that being positive has almost become a trend lately as well, on social media we see users posting, “Tomorrow is another day, take a deep breath and be positive!” Sure, being positive is great, and I know that if you were to browse my Facebook page, you would see similar posts pertaining to the idea of just being happy. Don’t get me wrong, it is not a bad thing but it makes you question, do these people actually believe what they are saying? Or is it something they force themselves to write so others have this idea that this person is happy and striving to make a better life for themselves in terms of their mindset, we may never know. 

I like to give people the benefit of the doubt, I even like to give that privilege to myself. I want to believe that humanity is changing for the better, that were moving towards a positive direction and that maybe someday we will achieve peace, but that is naive of me to think. Sure, I love waking up and telling myself that today will be a good day, and it will, usually, but changing your outlook on life shouldn’t be a trend, it should be something we all strive for and work towards everyday to better our own lives, not so others view us in a more positive light. Some of you reading this may say I’m acting pretentious, but believe me when I say that I am not. I am merely discussing how society can really be screwed up and people’s intentions aren’t always what they seem to be.