Ever since I read The Secret I have become a big believer in positive thinking. The basic premise is that you have to think positive thoughts in order to attract positive events and positive people. If you think about it, it makes sense. If you are the bad-vibes girl, then people will avoid you like the plague, and if you are not friends with people, they won’t be able to help you out or help you learn something or point you toward opportunities. If you think you’ll fail, then that lack of confidence will show, and this will contribute to your failure.
These days I don’t even believe in letting off steam. I believe in sublimating or focusing my attention on positive things as opposed to ranting for the purpose of letting out my emotions. Some people think ranting is cathartic, but I’ve discovered that it just puts me in a worse mood. Of course, in certain instances, I do let off steam, but this is not my preferred course of action.
My dilemma now concerns truth. As much as I want to be nice, the truth is not always nice. If I don’t say the truth because it’s the nice thing to do, am I being fake? How can I still be nice if I say a horrible truth? If I tolerate an evil person just because I want to be nice, am I compromising my principles? How do you draw the line between truth and niceness?
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