- "I must always have pleasant options of fun things to do and think about so that I will feel good and not bad."
- "If I am not focused on planning for and having positive experiences, I will get stuck in a painful feeling that I would much rather avoid."
- "I must avoid experiencing pain, discomfort or boredom, because if I allow myself to experience these emotions, I will likely become stuck in them for a long time, perhaps even forever."
- "Being trapped in a negative emotional experience is something to be avoided at all costs."
- "I can avoid pain and other negative emotions if I stay focused on the positive and seek out pleasant experiences."
- "Limitations of any kind lead to negative feelings, and they should be avoided."
- "By moving from one stimulating experience to another, I can keep discomfort at bay and keep life exciting."
- "Why would anyone want to dwell in discomfort if they could be happy instead? Being happy and staying upbeat is a sensible, reasonable, worthy goal."
- "I won't be able to tolerate feelings of frustration, sadness or pain, and thus must avoid them by always looking on the bright side."
- "Life is about sampling as many good and fun things as possible."