Alex Medick

January 19, 2023

Pollyanna: The Theme of 2023

I’ve decided that after the shit show that was the years 2020 to 2022, we need a new theme and new vibe for 2023. 

Forget the old. Forget the past. Let’s have a little more positivity, open-mindedness, and joy this year. Let’s turn those frowns upside down, friends.

That’s why I’ve decided that the theme for 2023 is POLLYANNA

Not sure what a pollyanna is? I’ve got your back. 

A pollyanna is an excessively cheerful or optimistic person.

To give you the technical jargon, here’s how Wikipedia describes a pollyanna and the pollyanna principle: 

The Pollyanna principle (also called Pollyannaism or positivity bias) is the tendency for people to remember pleasant items more accurately than unpleasant ones. Research indicates that at the subconscious level, the mind tends to focus on the optimistic; while at the conscious level, it tends to focus on the negative. This subconscious bias is similar to the Barnum effect.

Let’s be positive this year – let’s find the light and let’s do great things. Life is hard enough, so let’s find the good in everything and shine some hope, joy, and love on the world around us.

Remember, it's wonderful to be alive.

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(Watch Green Day: Pollyanna here)

About Alex Medick

Dad, Entrepreneur // Building INSIDE