I have been talking with my partner Gina about the word “No” and have concluded there is such a thing as a positive “No”.
If you have seen the film ‘Yes Man’ you may be familiar with the idea of having a “Yes” day.
At least one real life self-development course I can think of, invites participants to do just this as a part of their homework.
You literally choose a day to say “Yes” to everything and observe the consequences.
On deeper reflection I concluded; it would be equally valid to have a “No” day.
I probably say “Yes” to way more things than I intend to, usually to please my partner, a friend, or perhaps to avoid feeling guilt.
Perhaps a positive “No” might sound something like “I would love to come to your event, except it doesn’t fit in with my plans, sorry”.
So, is there such a thing as a negative “Yes” ?
The answer my friend is…
See you on the other side of the looking glass,
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