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TikTok manifests 'Lucky Girl Syndrome,' the latest positive-thinking boon

By Teddy Amenabar

20 Jan 2023 · 4 min read

Editor's Note

The Washington Post taps in to the latest manifestational mindset presenting as a TikTok trend, which although has been debunked as pseudoscience may still help achieve us achieve a positive outlook.

Every generation has its own form of optimism and self-belief.

Boomers had "the power of positive thinking," from the book written by Methodist minister Norman Vincent Peale. Gen X had "The Secret," the best-selling book about manifestation touted by Oprah Winfrey. Millennials dutifully constructed their vision boards.

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