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释放正能量 (shi fang zheng neng liang): Radiating positive energy

China Daily | Updated: 2013-02-22 07:15

Radiating positive energy 释放正能量 (shi fang zheng neng liang)

Zhengnengliang, or positive energy, was originally a term used in physics. It became popular with the book Positive Energy by Richard Wiseman, a British psychologist.

Wiseman described the human body as an energy field and that by stimulating one's inner potential, people could become more confident and vibrant.

Now positive energy has developed into a catchphrase in Chinese society where people approach life with optimism and confidence.

Things associated with positive thinking such as optimism, frugality, hardwork and things that are inspiring are called "positive energy".

Now Chinese people are hailing social development and spreading positive energy, which highlights the public's hope and desire for the betterment of people's livelihoods on the road toward a moderately well-off society.

(China Daily 02/22/2013 page9)

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