Negativity cannot drive out negativity, only positivity can do that.
As political views become more heated and polarizing it is easy become pessimistic. Mutual negativity and hostility is mirrored on both sides, spilling out into our Facebook News Feed and daily discourse.
A negative attitude about our broken political system is not a unique or original thought. It appears that everyone shares this sentiment and that it is reinforced by each person who says it. But, this is not how we solve problems.
In a time of problems, be the one who finds solutions.
Solutions are positive.
Solutions cannot be found with a defeated negative mindset. We must not add to the negativity that surrounds us. We must drive it out with the light. The light is the truth.
The truth sets us free. A lie cannot live forever.
To know the truth we must audit what we say. It is easier to question what others say and discredit them, but what about our own words? Do we know for certain that what we are saying is true? How do we know?
Not enough people fact check themselves. They go around saying generalized statements assuming they are true, because these impulsive utterances align with their beliefs.
Anger does not drive out anger, only joy can do that.
Right now there is a lot of anger disseminated by the news media. But where is the joy? Surely there are good things to be ecstatic about?
If there is unrest in the United States, it is because collectively we have polluted the public mood with negativity. Do not add to it. Do not support it.
There is a difference between taking a stand for what it is right and being perpetually unhappy. Let us not ignore the blessings all around us.
Love is a powerful emotion. It has the strength to move people. Love can disarm a warrior and turn their heart of stone into a heart of flesh.
Respond to the mean spirited with kindness. Respond to hatred with love. Shine light into the darkness and drive it out.
That’s how you change the world. Remind us of our native tongue. The loving, trusting, and joyful mindset of every child ever born.
It is not naive to be pure. It is wiser than falling to the vices that lead to destruction.
It is not weak to be pure. It takes great restraint to not get pulled into conflict.
The light is very strong that is why it can drive out the darkness.
Darkness cannot resist light. Falsehoods cannot resist truth. Optimism dissolves pessimism.
Dreams are what drive us forward. They are what give us the courage to pursue a better future. Good things begin as dreams.
Aspire to make a positive impact.