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Kellie_Cantrell
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0 posted 12-12-2003 11:15 AM       View Profile for Kellie_Cantrell   Email Kellie_Cantrell   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Kellie_Cantrell


GRR. Why are people so negative lately? Anyone have any ideas? How do we be positive in such a negative world...
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It's an effort.  And one would think that with the Christmas season virtually around the corner, we would put aside our differences and enjoy the light that each of us cast upon one another.

It all starts with us, as individuals, I believe.  I know I'm one of those irritating people who wear rose colored glasses, but I truly believe we can always make a difference each day in at least one other person's life - if not our own.

So, Kellie, how about we start with each other?

Here's my and for you...

S Arthur Grey
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Oh, this should trigger a whole bunch of pop-psychology responses!  Could be interesting.  I may as well offer a bit of my own.
For now, in answer to your last question, you could start with something insular, something of your own that is positive that can not be ruined by social conventions, governments, people you have to live with, media (they seem to love the negative), and so on, and build on that.
Sometimes we are up against someone's attempt to convince us to do something via a looming negative scenario.  There seems to be a bit of that going around these days.
The most common pop-psy response to these questions will probably be "It's up to you to be positive", and to a large degree it is.
And that can spread around you as well.

s.a.g.
Essorant
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Perhaps too much spectacle and hullaballoo for the season has cloyed people a bit too early.
It gets a bit dizzying

[This message has been edited by Essorant (12-12-2003 02:20 PM).]

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4 posted 12-12-2003 08:29 PM       View Profile for Ringo   Email Ringo   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Ringo

being positive is actually quite easy.
Ask yourself this one simple question:
Do you control your world, or does your world control you?
YOU are the one in control of your own happiness, and anyone that believes otherwise is sleeping. If you are not able to make yourself positive, then you must figure out why that is, and do what is possible to change it.

Just my thoughts, anyhow.

We are all equal but we’re individually different
and able to reach the impossible if we try.

 
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