America is the land of upbeatness: Whether political candidates, workplace norms, or in social gatherings, upbeat and chipper are rewarded, seriousness and soberness denigrated--"Debbie Downer."
Much can be said in favor of being upbeat: Especially in challenging
times, an optimistic view is usually welcome. And upbeat people make
others and themselves feel good.
Who could argue against all that? I could, and do so in my PsychologyToday.com article today.