"Whatever, who cares," is a mantra of the pessimistic person and it is the motto of the passive person who abdicates power to those who will sweep in and takeover. For instance, fake news thrives because people fail to investigate propaganda. Con-artists steal money and hearts because their marks fail to take time and effort truly scrutinizing false claims and choosing friends and business partners who are not inclined to deceptive and glib promises. Abusive relationships often flourish when the victim fails to actively escape or functionally end the cruel relationship. Bosses misuse employees because employees fail to understand their rights and organize their causes wisely. Cons become political leaders because voters fail to vote or fail to investigate the real history of the lies and fallacious promises. Child abusers ruin lives in part because children are taught to be passively cooperative. Women are groomed to be objects of love, passive and submissive. Middle class workers fear confronting the wrongs at work due to job security needs. These are situations in which passiveness allows others to dominate, takeover and be the ones in power.
Today, Dr. Carol Francis discusses the harms of living passively or pessimistically as it turns power over to the scavengers who mark the passive as their prey. Join the discussion on Dr. Carol Francis Talk Radio today.
Dr. Carol Francis, host since 2007, is also a Clinical Psychologist, Marriage, Family and Child Therapist, and Clinical Hypnotherapist and author of 11 books practicing in Torrance, California in the Los Angeles Beach Cities area and can be contacted at 310-543-1824 or through drcarolfrancis.com.