Is it just me or is there more and more negativity in the world today?
It seems not a day goes by without something else in my stream about people being killed, tortured or at the very least being treated badly.
It is not only people, it is also the planet and other important elements of life.
That can make it hard to remain positive and see the good in the world.
Abraham Lincoln said, “People are as happy as they make up their mind to be.”
This is also true about how we see the good in the world. For all the negativity and drama (for that’s what sells news services) there are also immeasurable events of goodness and greatness happening.
I choose to focus on the good and great things that happen and look to how I can add to that rather than get swept up in the negativity and trolling of the drama. Not only does this make me feel better but it makes me more fun to be around.
So what do you see?
PS An excellent article in Psychology Today expands on this further about Why We Love Bad News and concludes with the same outcome. We get to choose our influencers and our mood set.