The Key to Positivity

Imperium (@Imperium) 6 years, 7 months ago

More often than not, the root of positive and negative emotions is our interpretation of  a given situation. For example, If your boss get’s angry at you, you can play one of the two stories in your head: 

Story 1- He thinks my work is shit and he’s probably right. He’s probably going to fire me soon.

Story 2- He’s probably a bit cranky today cos his wife refused to screw him and his of his game a bit today. i guess i can forgive his lapse in judgement.

No need to guess which one makes you feel better in the end. As for me, any time i feel my self falling into those negative thought patterns, i just scream ” REINTERPRETE” in my head.

April 23, 2015 at 5:43 am
Dfoo (5) (@Dfoo) 6 years, 7 months ago ago

I agree completely! “There is nothing either good or bad, but thinking makes it so” – Shakspeare 

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Anonymous (2) (@) 6 years, 7 months ago ago

I think people generally react with either “what an asshole” or “shame on me” when people give them bad vibes. Not reacting at all would be better 

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NTesla (79) (@jmorales010) 6 years, 7 months ago ago

totally, and sometimes when im speaking with a friend or whatever or he is complaining or sad or angry or whatever i always answer something like that. Maybe it wasnt as bad as you first thought, or even if it was like that, is better choosing another idea 

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Mike Wuest (510) (@mikeyw829) 6 years, 7 months ago ago

What if he really does think your work is shit? And better yet, what if he’s right?  Is it better to lie about it and tell yourself some story about his wife not fucking him (which presumably has no basis in reality)  just so you can feel good about yourself and justify your potentially mediocre work?  
Why would him thinking your work is shit make you feel bad in the first place?  That’s the real issue.  

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Anonymous (328) (@) 6 years, 7 months ago ago

Story 3- His dream of a flawless and gangster life is now but a repetitive, mechanic process that was built upon a false narrative of the oranssi dangling radish.

Story 4- His position of being in power has now gotten him stuck into a schizophrenic and self-hating cycle that only soothes the need for more power. You aren’t his ideal employee and that reflects on his ambitions.

Story 5-You hate your boss just as much as he hates your work. You set out to write a post in an online forum detailing your personal bias and your lack of disposition to quit an abusive job that you know will make you oh so miserable on the long run.

Story 6-Factors are all there are. If you always categorize stuff in a dualist “postive” and “negative” way, you will be obsessed. Though no one here knows who you are or your full story that led your boss to bark at you, still you find a sanctuary of comments and likes that will get you through the day. and again… and again…. AND AGAIN… AAANDND AAIAFGIINAIN. And Again.

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Imperium (16) (@Imperium) 6 years, 7 months ago ago

LMAO. I love your way of thinking. One of the infinite number of ways to view the problem.

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