Why and How I Developed the Positive Psychology of Suffering (Autobiography, Ch. 28) | Dr. Paul Wong
The above collage of influential positive psychologists is from the Positive Psychology Program. My initial joy of being included in such an illustrious group soon gave way to sadness, because I felt being the odd man out. For a long time, I felt sad for being a lone voice in the wilderness. But now, I have come to terms with the reality of being marginalized because I am the product of a different culture. Rudyard Kipling might be right when he wrote: “OH, East is East, and West is West, and never the twain shall meet.” Hopefully, this chapter will shed some light on how to bridge the cultural divide between East and West.