Do You Think “It” is good or bad?


First of all, let’s make it clear that “it” is not “information technology.” “It” is just the pronoun that refers to, “whatever,” using the lingo of today. :-)

According to Shakespeare,Nothing is good or bad, but thinking makes it so.” So what makes something good or bad? Is it really just what we think? Probably so. Think about it — if I have a “bad” day, does that mean that all have a bad day? Of course not. The more I think about it, the more Shakespeare seems to be correct. What’s good or bad seems to depend on what I think is good or bad. Wow!

If what I am wearing is ugly, then every single person I asked should say, “Yes, that’s ugly.” But, what are the chances that will happen? Slim to none. If I am having a “bad day,” what are the chances that everyone is having a bad day? Again, slim to none. Not to over do this, but even if two people share the same experience, what are the chances they will recall it in the same way? Yep, you guessed it, slim to none. So what are we to do with the fact, that it is only what we think, that makes something good or bad?

I think we are capable of taking charge of our thinking. If what I think has any validity, then we should be able to change our thinking regarding any of the “its.” We should be able to look at something from different points of view and literally make “lemonade from lemons.”

In order to do this we must, first, believe that it is possible. What I mean is that you must believe it is possible for YOU! After you believe it, then you must try it. As my father-in-law often said, “actions talk, bull-shit walks.” And, if you don’t have the desired outcome, then what should you do? Try again! And, again! ETC…..

The more you try, the better you can get. Come on, let’s be honest with ourselves — if you continually try something, don’t you get better? Really, if you are really honest with yourself, “practice does make perfect.” OK, not really perfection, but improvement, yes?

If you continually work to improve, then you have a good chance of getting better. One day, you will say to yourself, “I don’t remember when I was not this way.” I know, I know, it is easy to say this, but very hard to do it. True, but just because it is hard, that doesn’t mean we shouldn’t try.

That’s what I think, what do you think?



1 Comments on “Do You Think “It” is good or bad?”

  1. I love riding roller coasters. I love the thrill of the speed and the wind rushing over my face. I love the fact that I am safe, but I am able to fall from incredible heights and do other crazy things which aren’t normally possible. My fiance, on the other hand, would probably be content never riding a roller coaster ever again. I think he’d probably rather put a new roof on a mansion on the hottest day of the year by himself. I find it interesting that we interpret the same experience so differently. I’m not proclaiming that either reaction is “good” or “bad.” But they are very noticeably different.


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