We are largely shaped by our environment in terms of our thoughts, attitudes, and feelings. There has been much discussion about how attitude is contagious and how the right people can really change your mental state. Unfortunately, we live in a world that is filled with negativity and pessimism.
Within five minutes of watching the news, you will be bombarded with death, destruction, and impending doom (and that was true even before COVID). There seems to be no better compliment to good news than bad news.
The good is often overshadowed by the bad. Our views of the world will largely be shaped by the media we consume (including television, social media, and the internet as a whole). Sadly, much of what we see emphasizes negativity. (more…)