Trolling is, on the whole, a bad thing. It is a thing that is bad. Saying nasty things to people to deliberately wind them up and provoke a reaction is, as we've mentioned, bad. But what if we turned the concept on its head? What if we topsy-turvey that motherfucker?
That's exactly what The Positive Troll (@ThPositiveTroll) has been doing. Through the magical medium of Twitter - and now an unapologetically positive website that offers to "batter you around the head with positivity" - The Positive Troll has been using happiness and optimism to get reactions out of people. Good reactions, happy reactions, not like those bad things we were discussing earlier.
Every occasion, every celebrity, every possible scenario has been covered by The Positive Troll. Check out some of the Trollster's unignorably motivating advice below.
1. On Bank Holidays
Hey, if you have a holiday today you can bank on it being a good one and if you're working thanks, we appreciate it. Cheers.— Positive Troll (@ThPositiveTroll) April 21, 2014
2. On murder and death and killing
I'm no politician but I don't think you kill people to teach people who kill people to not kill people.— Positive Troll (@ThPositiveTroll) December 2, 2015
3. On exuding good vibes
BE A RADIATOR! Make the next room you walk into warmer with your presence.— Positive Troll (@ThPositiveTroll) November 5, 2015
4. On Mondays
Today is C'MONday! Go get it! pic.twitter.com/W3hsjUrIkS— Positive Troll (@ThPositiveTroll) October 12, 2015
5. On David Cameron's alleged indiscretion
Don't worry @David_Cameron, everyone's told porkies at one time in their life. Don't listen to their squeals. Do you fella!— Positive Troll (@ThPositiveTroll) September 21, 2015
6. On starting the day right
Every day is the best day of your life, it's just your challenge to see it that way. Poach an egg of positivity today.— Positive Troll (@ThPositiveTroll) October 29, 2014
7. On Jeremy Clarkson's 'fracas'
Hey Jeremy Clarkson, chin up I'm sure your suspension is just 'banter' or something.— Positive Troll (@ThPositiveTroll) March 10, 2015
8. On making lemonade
Hey, if life gives you lemons say 'wow, thanks for all the free lemons I can sell these at a 100 percent mark up!'— Positive Troll (@ThPositiveTroll) October 30, 2014
9. On Black Friday
Don't ever punch a human for a TV. No matter what made up name of day it is.— Positive Troll (@ThPositiveTroll) November 28, 2014
10. On One Direction's indefinite split
There isn't One Direction anymore, it seems there are loads of directions to go. Up? Maybe down? Make your own path guys.— Positive Troll (@ThPositiveTroll) August 23, 2015
11. On tomorrow
Goodnight world, whether your day has been good, bad or even sad. Tomorrow is a new one. Let's smash it square in the face with positivity.— Positive Troll (@ThPositiveTroll) September 30, 2014
12. On taking the gamble
If you lose at Russian Roulette you won't even know. Take a chance today.— Positive Troll (@ThPositiveTroll) July 31, 2014
13. On compassion
Sometimes people's brains go a little bit sad or a little bit hurt. Don't turn into Judge Judy but be Listening and Understanding Judy— Positive Troll (@ThPositiveTroll) October 10, 2014
14. On life in general
I HOPE YOU HAVE A FUCKING WONDERFUL DAY.
Pass it on.
— Positive Troll (@ThPositiveTroll) April 13, 2016
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