“Really? Positive Thinking? I have real life problems here! Shut the f*ck up!” you might think. I’m hearing about this term all around me, but no one seems to refer to the things I’m thinking when I hear it. People around me think that positive thinking means to see butterflies with some pink glasses in a grey world full of sh*t.
In my opinion, positive thinking refers to the fact that we see the world just as it is, but we choose to deal with the crap while enjoying the non-crap. We might even enjoy the problems we face because we can choose to see them as a way to prove ourselves and to the world how strong we truly are. Each problem is a challenge and also an occasion to learn something new while developing our problem solving skill.
“Are you insane? How can you see a problem in a good way? Why the f*ck do we need that problem? We’re wasting money and energy with problems” Well, it’s not easy because the first impulse is to get angry. Each problem comes with some sort of a loss (energy, money, things, people and so on), but with a problem can also come a new perspective. A problem can show you what’s important in life and it can also show you how strong you are. Think about this: have you ever faced a problem you haven’t dealt with one way or another? I mean, you can either fixed it, or you talked to someone that helped you fix it or you could do nothing about it, but you somehow moved forward despite that problem.
That’s interesting about us. We always find a way to move forward. We might not find the right way to do it, but we do find a way. For example, dealing with the loss of someone by developing an alcohol addiction is a way to deal with the problem. Is not a good way and it creates another problem, but it is a way. And then, we should deal with the alcohol problem and so on until we finally find a better way to cope with things.
There is this saying What doesn’t kill you, it makes you stronger. I find it very interesting because it states that as long as we’re alive, we’re moving forward somehow, or at least time moves forward and it takes us with. As long as we’re alive, there are chances for us to get better.
In conclusion, a problem can weaken us for the moment, but we become stronger later. That’s what I think positive thinking is all about. As long as we know that we can get almost everything we encounter (if a car hits us and we’re dead, we stay dead), we can at least enjoy the ride.
What’s your opinion about this?