Being positive is the way to go

2017-04-12 06:00

WHAT is the difference between a glass half full and a glass half empty? Nothing. Well actually saying the glass is half full shows a positive attitude.

Being positive means looking at the big picture. It is to believe that with patience and the right attitude something good can emerge even from the gloomiest of situations.

Being positive is to recognise that if there are people richer than myself then there are also those who are less fortunate than myself, and that those poorer in material wealth may be richer in knowledge. It means forgiving others as we would like ourselves to be forgiven.

In contrast, many of us jump at the first mistake of our brother or sister. We tend to forget that there are some questions we should ask ourselves before rushing to judgment - did the brother do it on purpose or did he forget, or was it an accident? We observe everyday how a positive attitude endears us to the hearts of friends and strangers alike. On the other hand, a sour, grouchy attitude repels people.

A negative person looks at the world and sees it mostly evil.

Because of this attitude the good of this world escapes him. He becomes angry and depressed.

When such a person listens to a beautiful speech he looks for an excuse to criticise it. In the tumult of today many people have become despondent, negative and part of the problem. The upheavals of our time are but a reminder to reform ourselves, and that is a positive thinking.

A.S.E Ameen Mountain Rise

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