Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Misery Loves Company

It sure does. One thing I am starting to see is how pessimism breeds. If you want a sure-fire way to become the next "Debbie Downer" (Or Dennis Downer)... spend most of your time with someone who hates everything and complains constantly. You'll surely pick up on their negative traits. It makes me sad to see this actually happening in people's lives and how they hate the people who try to get them out of their induced funk. But it also reminds me about how important it is to surround yourself with positive people and to keep a good attitude with life.

Sidenote: can tell you how to do ANYTHING. It's crazy. And great.

Here's some tips on how to get some positive friends if you aren't blessed with them already.

This thought sometimes even boggles my mind: that we can control our thoughts into the positive or negative. I definitely don't do this enough. Whenever I feel slightly down or sick or whatever, I immediately think about... UGH, I hate this. This sucks. Whatever. Sometimes, though, shouldn't we all just take a step back and really think about whatever is going on? Say, you failed a test you studied really hard for. You could sulk, complain to everyone you know, cry, complain some more... but what will it get you? It's over. You studied and you can't change the past. You were meant to fail that test. No matter how much it sucks, aren't there people who fail the class? At least you did okay in the class. If you keep breaking it down and thinking about the positive... you'll feel better. Say, you're not feeling too good. Headache, anything. Instead of thinking you're going to die... think, it will pass. It always does, doesn't it?

If you choose to look at everything in life with a sour attitude, it will turn you sour. Take it from SNL, no one wants to be around "Debbie Downer". Maybe only "Negative Ned"... but maybe that's where the problem began. Surround yourself with negativity and things quickly go from bad to worse... everyday, all the time. Being around misery will never make you happy, no matter how much you seem to think it will or how much you love it.

This life is all about what you make of it and I would sure like it to be a happy one filled with loving, positive people. What about you?

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