reply to post by esteay812
Care to elaborate anymore? I'd be very interested to read more.
I think, or I interpret what he is saying is that one's perception is reality. A half dozen people can experience the same event, at exactly the same
time, under the exact same circumstances and yet all will come away with differing perceptions of what happened, what the cause was, what the result
Classic example: You have been working your butt off at work and you think your work is excellent. You boss has no clue what you are doing and is
totally unaware of your awesomeness. Will you get a raise? Nope...the truth is you are awesome, but the boss's truth is you are just there.
Perception is truth.
If one has an extremely negative outlook on life, one will likely perceive events in one's life through shisht colored glasses. Not to mention the
fact that subtle feedback from people will tend to be negative as well, feeding the original perceptions with additional negativity.
The exact opposite is true: If one's attitude is positive, then much of your day will be more positive than the above individual.
If you walk up to a stranger and say "Hi! Great morning isn't it?" how often will you get a nice response? This nice response will, in turn, feed
your outlook with more positive vibes, so to speak.
If you were to walk up to the same individual, frowning and displaying negative body language, what kind of feedback do you suppose you will receive
and how will that feedback affect you?
I am a big believe in 2 things. 1) take care of the things you need to take care of today 2) dont sweat the small stuff, everything is small stuff.
I find that people who are always negative, cynical etc etc are most often very much not happy with life in general and they send their negative vibes
out to the people around them, who, in turn, feedback some of that negativity. Call it a self-sustaining negative feedback loop. I purposely distance
myself from those kind of people.
I am not a total optimist, but rather lean that way. When I see a 12 ounce glass of water that has 6 ounces in it, I wonder if it is being emptied out
(half empty) or if it is being filled up (half full). I consider myself to be a realist but I try to stay on the positive side, since I want those
positive vibe feedbacks lol