Hi guys! I decided to write about something that I hope will help you in life. I want this to be something that people refer to when they need that tiny spark in their lives. Positivity is something that I believe can really change the world for the best and basically turn it all around. Our world is unfortunately surrounded by negativity wherever we go. But, it is up to us if we are going to let it defeat our ultimate aim of positivity in life, or not. There is something called “reframing a situation”. It comes back to the idea of optimism and pessimism. To reframe a situation is to be optimistic about it and see the good in it, over the bad. This is the first step to positivity, and it really helps you mentally and it generally helps you view the world in a better way. Next, you must surround yourself with people who make YOU happy. People who you can COUNT on. People who you TRUST. People you VALUE and LOVE. I promise you that that makes the biggest difference in your life, because not only does it allow you to be positive, but it also increases your self-esteem to exceedingly high levels; thus improving your mental health. I also believe that social media can be the cause of a big chunk of the negativity in our lives. Social media allows people to get to you and it also just takes up so much of your mind space. The negativity on social media astounds me and really does make me think of how the world would be better in countless ways without it. Cutting yourself off social media just makes your mind feel cleaner and your mental health simply better, and many will admit those facts to you. I would just like to conclude by saying that you should really stop and think. There are many ways in which you can make your life heaps better, and it is never too late. That tiny positive action you choose to act on can make the biggest difference in your life, and you will never regret it!
“Once you replace negative thoughts with positive ones, you’ll start having positive results” - Willie Nelson
When you’re feeling down, just remember that one busy day you’ll experience wonderful feelings, smell something incredible, talk to the right people, and hear the right music at the right time. Suddenly you’ll feel absolutely amazing about your life and everything you’ve ever experienced and accomplished till now. On just an ordinary day! And just like that everything will fall into place.
Assuming today’s to be the last,
yesterdays are only the past.
Tomorrow’s come to fast.
Accepting every day’s the same,
nights pass, the day’s to blame.
Tomorrows come as yesterday came.
Acknowledging all’s new,
yet lacking yesterday’s clue
Tomorrow’s risen oft black and blue.
Anticipating each day’s the first,
yesterday’s filled quenching thirsts.
Tomorrows pass endlessly submersed.
Assuring each day’s bright,
yesterday’s end with good night.
Tomorrow simply see the light.
Happy St. Patrick’s Day, you bunch of suburban racists!
This week, D & D jump into their less than enthusiastic reflections on the latest Marvel film, discuss the need for optimism in the Age of Trump, and are joined by American Shithole scribe Eric Wilson to talk about his latest piece, finding any sense of hope in light of Deep Adaptation: A Map for Navigating Climate Tragedy, and how to talk to the Other side after they’ve been brainwashed with thirty years of FOX News.
Plus six assignments for you to accomplish to stave off the encroaching dread that forces you awake at 3:15AM and makes you seriously consider offing yourself by walking slowly into a lake.
I’m a firm believer in energies. But, sometimes people have said “Oh you’re probably attracting a certain type of energy b/c of what you’re doing. You should check what words, thoughts, energies you’re putting out.”
But, I call BS on this in the following context. The reality is you could be very centered, have your priorities straight and be a great, positive person but the universe will still challenge you w/ toxic people and situations. This isn’t a reflection of you as a person or the energy you’re giving off / putting out. If anything, the more centered you are, the more clarity and peace you’ll have navigating such people, situations, incidents.
If anything, use these situations to reaffirm your energy if you truly do feel you’re in a great, centered, peaceful place. Don’t compromise your values, morals, person, optimism, positivity b/c maybe someone did you dirty whilst you did nothing wrong & even treated folks w/ respect and maturity.
Becoming your ultimate self takes time.
„Better a short life, lull of deeds and glory, than a long life without content. Already the danger is so great, for every individual, every class, every people, that to cherish any illusion whatever is deplorable. Time does not suffer itself to be halted; there is no question of prudent retreat or wise renunciation. Only dreamers believe that there is a way out. Optimism is cowardice. We are born into this time and must bravely follow the path to the destined end. There is no other way. Our duty is to hold on to the lost position, without hope, without rescue, like that Roman soldier whose bones were found in front of a door in Pompeii, who, during the eruption of Vesuvius, died at his post because they forgot to relieve him. That is greatness. That is what it means to be a thoroughbred. The honourable end is the one thing that can not be taken from a man.“
Oswald Spengler (1880 - 1936)
Man and Technics - A Contribution to a Philosophy of Life
“The world is full of good people, if you can’t find one, be one!”
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♡ gentle reminder that some people are mean without realising who you are / your circumstances.
♡ for example, if someone laughed at you for getting a low grade, they won’t realise you can’t afford revision guides or whatever else made you get that low grade.
♡ it’s important to understand that people are mean because of lack of understanding.
♡ remember that the people who are mean to you often don’t know a lot about you. they are unaware of who you are as a person etc.
♡ don’t let someone’s insults hurt you because of their lack of awareness. you know yourself and you’re amazing. don’t let them stop you from flourishing.
♡ you can take this the other way too - don’t be prejudiced against someone, after all, you often don’t know a lot about them + what caused them to be that way.
♡ have a great day and be kind and optimistic and understanding and thoughtful of your actions and know someone loves you. (i do!)