Change the way you look at the world
Albert Einstein once said the biggest decision each person has to make in life is to figure out if they live in a friendly or hostile universe. When you Change the way you look at the world, the world will change around you. 😉
If we see the world as a hostile, angry, and resentful place, then that is what we will create for ourselves in life. Some people spend their time looking for occasions to be offended. They actually want to find something to be upset about. It gives them an excuse to be patronizing and gives them an ego boost. And there’s certainly no shortage of potentially offensive material in the world if we look for them. But it’s easier to change how we think about something than to change the rest of the world.
On the other hand optimists believe the world is abundant in kindness, resources, and prosperity. The most positive people are generally open minded and not attached to the idea that the world has to constantly revolve around them.
The good news is we can choose how we look at things. If we think the financial markets are going to crash and have a negative outlook on the economy then why would we invest? Why buy a home? Why not wait for the crash before jumping in to buy? Why buy stocks when it’s all just a gamble? It simply wouldn’t make sense to invest if we actually believe we are better off to stash our money under the mattress. But if this is the way we think then we’ll likely miss out on some huge gains in the future. 🙁