Fighting Negativity – Part 1

by Patrick Liew on August 16, 2019

Fighting Negativity – Part 1

There was a guy who was about to jump off the Benjamin Sheares Bridge.

Fortunately, a friend happened to pass by and stopped him at the nick of time.

“Why? Why do you want to end your life?”

They discussed many issues for about half an hour.

Finally, both of them jumped off the bridge.

I have told this joke to initiate a dialogue about one of the worst diseases in society – negativity.

Why do I call negativity the worst disease?

Because any other disease can only destroy the body.

Negativity destroys body, soul and spirit.

Negativity is caused by making bad choices and not responding appropriately to both intended and unintended consequences.

Negativity also includes being influenced by unhealthy emotions such as fear, anger, and anxiety.

Negativity can grip the heart and paralyse the mind.

Create handicaps and prevent you from living the best of life.

Unfortunately, there is a dark cloud of negativity looming over many areas of society.

It is almost pervasive in our lives.

Negativity can be found in the mass media, including many social media sites and online forums.

Negativity very often dominates thoughts, emotions, words, and actions.

Negativity can consciously or unconsciously cause a cascading effect that can affect your well-being, lifestyle and other endeavors.

And influence your family, workplace, team and community.

Before negativity becomes a tsunami of harm, start turning back the tide and flooding your life with positiveness.

Positiveness starts with you and me.

How you see the world will oftentimes determine what the world will be to you.

If you think negatively, you are inclined to be negative.

When you think positively, you will have positive outcomes.

I’m sure you’ve heard about the two persons who look out of the same window.

One person saw a beautiful moon, the other saw mud.

If you give a donut to the same two persons, one will see the doughnut, the other will see the hole.

The same two persons can be caught in darkness.

However, one will complain about the darkness while the other will light a candle and lead others out of darkness.

Which person do you choose to be?


I hope this message will find a place in your heart.

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