The Inefficient Chase for Optimal Efficiency and the Rise of Toxic Positivity

Desmond Hughes’ contribution to the legal section of Window on Phuket discusses the benefits and issues with the chase for efficiency in circumstances and life situations which do not provide value in return for the investment of time in the ‘chase’. This is also contextualised in the polarisation of views and ideologies arising from events such as the Pandemic, giving rise to a segment of society that seems unprepared to ‘allow’ others to express negative views on a topic, thereby imposing their brand of ‘toxic positivity’ over others.