Cary Grant on the problem with Positively Divine Yoga Goddesses.

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Cary Grant on the problem with Divine Goddesses…and Katharine Hepburn on the Right Time to make your mind up about People.

Happiness isn’t achieved through positivity or Secret-style wishful thinking. It’s achieved through bravery, and compassion.

I was just talking this over with a few friends at the Kitchen Next Door in downtown Boulder, today: the quest for imaginary perfection, or positivity (NY Times), or Spiritual Materialism…it lacks a sense of humor.

We can’t laugh at ourselves. We push away pain, we cling to pleasure. The gated communities of our hearts are closed, stiff upper lipped, and our lack of bravery sucks out any openness or empathy, and closes our hearts against true, real, alive happiness.

Life’s too short for positivity:

For Five Quotes & Photos via the Original Hipster Tomboy, Katharine Hepburn, click here.

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anonymous Dec 22, 2013 10:24pm

inspiring videos, and don't mean to parse hairs, but it actually is not as the title says, Cary Grant giving a personal opinion, but a character played by Cary Grant -dialogue written by another person.
Maybe not an important distinction but I believe it is similar to holding up photoshop'd images of models as pictures of beauty. In the same way, it can be misleading when we idolize fantasy characters as real life role models of wisdom and beauty. And besides, the screenwriter doesn't get the deserved credit, stolen by the speaker of his words.
Cary Grant (birth name Archibald Leach) was once told by an interviewer, "Everybody would like to be Cary Grant," and his reply, "So would I."

anonymous Nov 19, 2012 7:52pm

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