Ominous positivity, scientifically speaking, is a more threatening and less toxic form of uplifting than, "Hey, man, just like be positive, man". Have a good day is not a wish, but a demand in ominous positivity communities.

One of them is this Facebook page collecting memes and artwork that makes good times seem inescapable. The page has over 1.5K memes, over 600K followers, and is rated a perfect 5 out of 5 score, which is almost as good as 5/7, if you get the reference.


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Vicky Z
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1 year ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Done and done! Can i put poop on the list too? Cause that follows straight after coffee!

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What is toxic positivity? Well, it is unhelpful positive phrases that don't solve any problem or just create more of them, it makes the comforter feel better, rather than the person in need of help. 

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iblowsheep
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1 year ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

my ghost is a dwarf and usually just ends up tasting my butt, then gets angry and smashes s**t

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It is well represented by FilmCow's 2008 animation Charlie The Unicorn before the term became mainstream. Without giving away too much plot: two hippie unicorns annoy grumpy unicorn Charlie with their toxic positivity and laid-backness to give in and go on adventures with them, causing him trouble. It can be viewed as a commentary on the worst humanity has to offer, thus, isn't for a sensitive audience, it's very scary.

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Slick
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1 year ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Well, that's how i survived my 12 years long depression. Despite my constante desire to self terminate, my spite toward all that hurts me pushed me to keep breathing in order to be able to "shove it in their face" one day. But don't worry. It's been overs 8 years since i'm free of depression. And i don't just survive, now i thrive (not on spite but in a real desire to live, thankfully lol).

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Kookamunga
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1 year ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

It puts the lotion on it's skin, or else it gets the hose again.

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iblowsheep
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1 year ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

yeah, Imma scratch my nuts and take a nap. see ya in 5 or 6 millennia

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Why ominous positivity is better? First of all, it is not taken seriously and is more of a funny meme rather than self-help grifting material. It does not deny the existence of one's problems, but try to convince people that there is hope for a positive outcome or that that's the only possible outcome. The latter would be a bit problematic if taken out of meme context.

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iblowsheep
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1 year ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

for a moment, i thought this was about reading my credit report

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NsG
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1 year ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Femurs are the longest bone in the body. The circumference of my head isn't big enough to warrant a crown of femurs. I want a crown made of the sternums of my vanquished enemies!

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These memes often involve mythological themes which further distances viewers from taking them too seriously. However, the good faith of the meme creators is unmistakable. These memes are often directly addressing the reader, which makes them feel personal. On top of that, it lets readers know there are people with a genuine love for humanity who are rooting for strangers' wellbeing.


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iblowsheep
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1 year ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

i was following along, step by step, not understanding the discomfort until i realizeed,, oh s**t that says TENTacle.

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iblowsheep
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1 year ago (edited) Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

sure did, then the f*****g alarm clock woke me up

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This page posts and credits a lot of artwork, like short comics and posters giving these artists a chance to grow their follower base. One of the popular styles there is trippy posters with swearing and threats of positivity contrasted with cutesy plush toys.

Do these dark ominous positivity memes make your outlook on the world brighter? Which one was your favorite? Write your own positive curse.

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Scagsy
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1 year ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Imagine being a vampire with social anxiety. You wait for centuries for that all-important invitation and when it comes... Tonight? I can't tonight. My cat has been to the vets and she needs me. Maybe next week? Text me.

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iblowsheep
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1 year ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

i prefer to go to walmart, buy a bottle of chocolate syrup, go into the bathroom, squirt it on toilet and stall walls and write "sorry for the mess, it was quite an evening"

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Vicky Z
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1 year ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Because i don't want to lie any further

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BasedWang
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1 year ago (edited) Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Did this comic just try to convince me to commit suicide

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Kate Ylst
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1 year ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

One of my fav comics of all time. My family and I will occasionally say "choppi, choppi," at each other and share a giggle. Thanks, tiny snek!

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Zophra
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1 year ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

...ah, but what about the chipmunks? They know and judge.

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Andrew
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1 year ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

4. Evacuate your bowels. Mm hmm ahhhhhhh.

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