Did You Get What You Looked For?

By Alan Jarrett

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Is your glass half empty, or half full? Which glass are you looking at? Your own, or someone else’s? Does your answer tend to be influenced by anothers answer? Honestly?

Just how hard is it so see the positive in every situation? Oh sure, right off the bat someone will automatically focus on what happened in Vegas. Was there anything positive about that event? I dare you to come up with one. Why? Because you will have to stop and think for starters. Most, and that means the majority, are so brainwashed by the Fake Media, that all anyone thinks is what’s fed to them.

How about the great majority of those 30,000 plus that were not injured? The first responders and others who unselfishly put themselves at risk. Is the focus on the living? No, of course not. There’s no drama in that.

If we think it’s politics that has divided this nation, think again. Where does all the drama really come from? The true answer is…the Fake Media. How many times have we been lied to? What about all the deliberate fake news stories that are intended to distort the truth. Unfortunately this has gotten out of control, all because of the throngs of people who irresponsibly repeat such trash as truth. Advertisers love it! Which is also another reason if flourishes.

Whether negative or positive, no matter what the issue, either can be found. There is never just one side, because that is simply not the way it works. For every action there is an equal and opposite reaction. That also happens to be a fact proven by Sir Issac Newton’s Law of Physics. Yet because there is more drama in the negative of life, that is where the attention is drawn.

If you were challenged to find something positive about every negative event in life, could you do it? More importantly, would you do it? Or is it just easier to wallow in the nastiness of the negative.

If most were surveyed as to IF they would rather be happy than sad, what are the chances the negative would be the choice? Exactly! Noone would consciously or deliberately admit that (I take that back as there are those who live under a dark cloud). So why is that the automatic choice whenever the events of everyday life unfold? Are the wins in life less desirable than the losses? Don’t you enjoy those feel good moments more than the ones that drag you down?

It seems the drama is more addictive than the stressless moments of joy, happiness and peace. Yet a great majority of people will say they are doing many of the things they do just to be happy. Really? There seems to be a real issue here where actions speak louder than words. You may say you do what you do to be happy with your words. Why then don’t the actions match up?

It may be compared to the way you see yourself, the way you think you appear to others, and the real you. That one everyone rarely sees except in those unguarded moments. None of us are comfortable being truly transparent.
People get scared when others are willing to let down the facade. Just like people are scared when someone doesn’t fit the mold. It’s where someone is willing to move in a different paradigm. The Robert Fulton’s, Jules Vern’s, Howard Hughes’s, Steve Jobs’s, Elon Musk’s or Donald Trump’s.

Most can not see beyond their own noses to understand those who do. It is easier to be manipulated by others, to follow the crowd. It’s also easy to change. It’s just easier NOT to!

Addiction is like that. So are you getting what you looked for, or what you’re addicted to? There’s a good chance the lie doesn’t hurt nearly as much as the truth. When you know the truth, you will be set free from the lie. Change. It will cost you to change. Is it worth the price?

It’s been said by greats like Dr. Robert Schuller, Ralph Waldo Emerson, “You are what you think about all day long.” Buddha said, “The mind is everything. What you think you become.” I wonder if anyone has ever said, “What you think about everything, totally influences your life.” Google didn’t come up with that exact quote, but close. Here’s an article that may say it better.

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About the Author

Alan is retired and resides in South America. Writing is a passion which has resulted in two eBooks thus far, with more in the works. Married 47 years with 13 grandchildren, provides potential grist for the mill!

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