There Are Four Popular Misconceptions About A Positive Mental Attitude About as happy as it gets. Four popular misconceptions about people with a positive attitude: They aren’t grounded in reality They are pollyannas They are privileged They don’t understand defeat, depression, etc Dear Son, you know me better than this. Next Blog By jeff noel Retired Disney Institute Keynote Speaker and Prolific Blogger. Five daily, differently-themed personal blogs (about life's 5 big choices) on five interconnected sites. View all of jeff noel's posts.