Especially when it comes to chronic pain, I am all for positivity. Yes we can cure ourselves from pain, no matter the cause. We are powerful. We can take matters into our own hands. We don't need doctors anymore to get better once they did what they could. We can and we will get better with our own treatment. We all need positivity for our lives. And we also need practices that actually cure us. When I do things in spite of pain, I do so because I expect the pain to ultimately go away. I let every doubt about getting healthy go. I will get healthy, there is no doubt. But does this work with this method of enduring pain while being positive about it as in "this is a good sign, my body is getting accustomed to normal day activities again. I am on my path to recovery. I am so happy to have found this". But if, after some time, there is no real improvement there, what is the conclusion? Surely, having a positive mindset helps with your feelings, but what if it doesn't help with your pain or your condition? Many say: "well this book is great and that book is great" and if I dig deeper and ask what they like about this, they say "it is being written in a motivating way, it hasn't cured me yet, though". Can that be a good approach? If not, what are the alternatives. I am in my thirties, many seem to be in their 60ies. It is normal to have ailments then. Maybe in that age, expecting death to happen sooner than later, a feelgood approach helps them survive the day, but I want to actually live my life.