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We are all for positivity, but sometimes it gets to the point where it’s too much and becomes toxic.
Toxic positivity has become rampant in society. While we understand how important it is to be grateful and optimistic, we also need to know how to be practical and realistic. After all, too much of anything is unhealthy/
In this article, we share with you 33 toxic positivity memes that we hope will make you laugh. We also hope that they will help you realize that toxic positivity isn’t good for us!
Let’s check them out!
What You Will Learn
- 1. “Love is everywhere.”
- 2. “Do what you love.”
- 3. “Just be happy.”
- 4. “Don’t overthink.”
- 5. “Stay positive.”
- 6. “Everything will be ok.”
- 7. “See the good in everything.”
- 8. “Choose happiness.”
- 9. “Ignore them.”
- 10. Better this way.
- 11. Recording for future reference.
- 12. You are a thief of joy.
- 13. Toxic or not?
- 14. Deceiving myself early morning.
- 15. Yeah, everything is ok.
- 16. Do it now or do it… tomorrow!
- 17. Thank you for making me explode.
- 18. Best example of toxic positivity.
- 19. “Look at the brighter side.”
- 20. Giving false hopes can also be toxic.
- 21. What to tell toxic positivists…
- 22. What people feel when surrounded by toxic positivity…
- 23. Retaliating against toxic positivity be like…
- 24. Some people are just really not meant for drama.
- 25. Oh, wow!
- 26. Unhealthy conversation.
- 27. Another good response.
- 28. Trust your instincts.
- 29. “Everything is going to be ok forever.”
- 30. A matter of perspective.
- 31. Ok, let me get a drink first.
- 32. “I appreciate the sentiment.”
- 33. “Totally illogical!”
1. “Love is everywhere.”
No one likes to be told that “love is everywhere” when they have just gone through a breakup. Love is indeed everywhere, but this isn’t the time. Give the person some time to recover before you release them back into the wild.
When people tell you that if you do what you love, you will never be tired again, don’t the realize that this exactly what we all want? If only it were that easy, none of us would ever be tired!
You can’t be happy all the time. In fact, feeling sad is healthy, too. It is one of many emotions that we experience throughout life to help us cope with different situations.
Don’t you just love when people tell you “not to overthink?” You wouldn’t be overthinking in the first place if it was that easy, right? Maybe they need to stop underthinking things!
Staying positive is nice, but there are times when being positive isn’t enough. Life takes work, so let that positivity inspire you to solve your problems yourself.
“Everything will be okay” is one of the weakest platitudes in existence. First of all, if someone is telling you that, then things probably aren’t actually okay. Second of all—thanks for nothing!
Sometimes it’s hard to see the good in something that is extremely unpleasant. You might find an upside to it eventually, but it takes time!
While it might be our responsibility to choose happiness, we don’t really appreciate being told to do so, do we?! More like “choose to be a more empathetic friend!”
Ignoring those who (metaphorically) poop on you might be the right thing to do, but it’s not always easy. Sometimes you just want a friend to sympathize with you, not tell you what you already know.
Get busy blocking! You don’t need toxic positivity in your life.
We all have at least one friend who exhibits toxic behavior at times. Here’s a brilliant idea: record them for future reference. As a friend, it is your duty to pull them back to reality.
If that friend or toxic person in your life can’t stop themselves from being toxic, there’s just one thing to do—stay away. You don’t need thieves of joy in your life.
This meme actually made us wonder if this is really a toxic behavior or not. Is laughing in serious moments too much? We guess it is toxic positivity if the laughter is doing more harm than good.
This meme is very funny and relatable, but it’s also a simple example of toxic positivity. It might depend on the situation, but you probably need to get back to reality as soon as you’re done calming yourself down, all right?
Here’s another funny meme that is super relatable. But again, eventually you need to come back down to earth and face reality!
Now that’s toxic. Totally relatable and funny, but also toxic. It’s time to invest in some discipline. Get it done so you can focus on other things!
Sometimes, too much positivity can make you explode. Take it easy with those shallow suggestions!
A little comic about gratefulness and toxic positivity (1/3) pic.twitter.com/HIKr4pRE5w— Bex Ollerton (@Schnumn) March 29, 2021
We couldn’t agree more. Being grateful is one thing, but saying that not being grateful enough is the reason why some people are depressed can be offensive.
It’s not that optimism is bad—it’s actually one of the best qualities you can have. It’s just that there are times when being an optimist isn’t going to solve your problems. You have to be realistic and take practical steps to solving the problem.
The next time someone tells you to “stay positive” or that “everything will be ok” and you just know deep down that it won’t, send them this meme. They should know that they’re being toxic.
When toxic positivists tell you that they don’t like the behavior you are exhibiting, hit them with this.
This is for all those who think that there’s no such thing as too much positivity—because sometimes there is.
Sometimes you have to put your foot down and say that enough is enough. When you feel like it isn’t healthy for you to hear any more of their hollow positivity, then it’s time to let them know!
Some people are just not meant for conversations that are overly dramatic. That’s why they retaliate or retreat when faced with drama.
When people tell you to be positive, optimistic, and excited even though they clearly know you don’t have the energy to do so, send them this meme.
Or, if you’re too nice to send them the previous meme, you can simply speak the truth by sending this one instead.
And if you’re too tired to handle the conversation at all, just send them this.
If you ever feel confused about whether or not you’re dealing with toxic positivity, we have three words for you—trust your instincts.
We smell a bit of sarcasm here. Will it really be great forever? Probably not!
Surviving in this world is indeed a matter of perspective. Staying positive is good, but you also have to be realistic.
When people start talking about how you should do this and that, or telling you not to dwell on your problems too much, it’s probably time to get that drink you deserve.
Here is a polite way to say that no, you don’t need their toxic positivity in your life.
And here is a less polite way to say it! You deserve logical, and that is not what they are currently supplying.
Remember, too much of anything can be unhealthy—even positivity. Staying positive is a good thing but forcing positivity when the situation clearly calls for action is not the answer.
We hope that these toxic positivity memes made you laugh and realize what the actual word means. You can send them to your friends and family members to help them understand as well!