During the last few days I’ve received quite a few praises about my project and especially about my openness and the inspiring message in my writings.
Generally, it takes miracles for anyone to send positive feedback.
I will argue that people tend not to send feedback unless they are really impressed about something. If half-a-dozen people have been inspired about my project in the last few days, there has to be a great majority who just haven’t found the words to say it.
Why is the positive feedback so important?
The theoretical concept of positive feedback in sociology has the answer:
If enough people believe that something is true, their behavior makes it true.
The only weakness in this phenomenon is that only publicly expressed feedback counts. Luckily, only 2 % of my readers are hoping for my project to fail and probably have nothing positive to say about it.
Even a smile is an expressed positive feedback.
Giving positive feedback to other people doesn’t require effort. Think of a society, where people expressed positive emotions even without any apparent reason.
Give it a go! Try smiling with the next few people you meet and see how they react. Then come back here and tell us how it went.