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Joel Klebanoff: Stuff & Nonsense

To worry is to be. To be is to worry.

Archive for the ‘positive thinking’ Category

Leave the “u” in You —

Motivational speakers must have easily taken to the abbreviations that became popular with text and instant messaging because these people were substituting “u” for “you” long before those communication media came into existence. Still today, the motivational jerks never tire of telling you, although I quickly tire of hearing, that you can’t spell success without […]


Positively Annoying —

There are a number of people in this world who drive me crazy, but the worst are power-of-positive-thinking motivational speakers. They invariably bound up onto the stage, with huge smiles beaming from their oh-so-self-confident faces and exuding enough energy to light up a large city. Then they proclaim, in loud, projecting, oh-so-positive voices, platitudes like, […]