“A pessimist sees the difficulty in every opportunity, an optimist sees the opportunity in every difficulty.” ~Winston Churchill
I have written about this subject before, here at Pooh’s Corner. I think there is a lot to be said about maintaining a positive mental attitude no matter what your situation in life.
Imagine two people take a ride in a balloon. One of them is terrified of heights. The other isn’t. The one who isn’t will enjoy the magnificent view, feel the warm wind of his face and simply love the ride. The person terrified of heights will probably squat on the floor, thinking “Omigod! Omigod” This thing is gonna crash and burn! We’re all gonna die! Aaaaaaa!!!”
Objectively, they went through exactly the same experience. Yet one person had the time of their life, while the other would be better off having their chest hair removed by electrolysis (and trust me, that would HURT). The difference was in their VIEW of the reality.
Your view of the world is crucially important for your well-being. Yet many people let others decide their reality for them. Whether it’s friends, relatives, TV, or the internet. Who decides YOUR reality?