Once considered the view of pre-new age theorists who postulated that you attract what you think. The phrase “The Power of Positive Thinking” was coined by Norman Vincent Peale. Is it realistic to think positively? Is that a method for avoiding reality or is it a way of living that reaps benefits for those who practice? Can we look at the world through rose colored glasses every day? Are we naive to think that there is no bad in life? Is that counter to the Buddhist tenet that “life is difficult?” Are we kidding ourselves into thinking that only good thoughts will protect us? Listen as host Chris Flisher speaks with editor and author Mitch Horowitz, on this topic as realized through the work of the late optimist, Joseph Murphy.