Over lunch, someone from my husband's family told me that I should always be happy and smile because I am pregnant. If I worry too much or get angry then it may affect the little human growing inside me.
She makes a good point. It's very rational. Stress has a physical effect. I'm sure she means very well.
There are also quite a few people who tell me, DON'T WORRY and DON'T THINK TOO MUCH. These are 2 sentiments you really shouldn't tell someone with OCD. We also don't want to think or worry. Trust me.
However, even if I feel that these people's intentions are good, I believe one CAN NOT simply tell a person to BE HAPPY without doing anything to cheer him up. And you can't tell a person to stop worrying without giving him assurances.
The mind doesn't work like that.