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Making it Work at Work: A Guide to Career Development and Fulfillment (Collection) by Alan Lurie, Kevin Elko, Edward G. Muzio, Deborah J. Fisher, Erv Thomas, Gregory Shea, Robert E. Gunther

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The No Negativity Event: Living with Optimism

An ad in the Metro newspaper recently caught my eye. Among the usual upbeat ads for clothing, restaurants, and movies was the picture of a depressed-looking man, his head tilted, with one hand over his down-turned eyes. Underneath this image was the large letter caption, “The No Negativity Event,” followed by a description:

At this Event, we will fight against the negative forces influencing your life! We have helped people in over 90 countries.

Right here in the Metro, which boasts that it is “the largest daily newspaper in the world,” was this unexpected ad about fighting negativity. This, I thought, is the sign of a good direction toward personal growth. Instead of enticing us to buy more ...

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