Beware Toxic Positivity – a poem by Paul Vincent Cannon

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“The many sorrows of our recent history suggest that we humans have a learning disability.” Carl Sagan

Beware Toxic Positivity

I was thinking about extinction
and finding the whole problematic
is lost to us while ever we play with
life as an idea, a thought, a concept,
we dizzy in speculation as with deckchairs,
better to argue infinitum than engage with
the reality that looms before us,
our denial is obvious in our choices,
amusing ourselves to death in a world of 
ostriches with ideas of abstract fantasies,
real hope lies in action.


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59 responses to “Beware Toxic Positivity – a poem by Paul Vincent Cannon

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  2. Fascinating idea. Love the oblique Titanic reference.

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  3. “amusing ourselves to death” ~ absolutely brilliant!

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  4. Hope without action is a wasted exercise.

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  5. Apparently all you need is faith, Paul.

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  6. Amy

    Yes, we are in a strange time, chaotic…

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  8. Real hope lies in action 🙏

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  9. Marvellous writing! I love the line “our denial is obvious in our choices”.

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  11. Profound thought provoking piece

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  14. lync56

    Another powerful poem – too true

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