Some More Food for Thought

  1. gmwilliams profile image84
    gmwilliamsposted 5 years ago

    Some of us are told that life is a joyous process, the world is a wondrous and beautiful place to be, and they have unlimited opportunities to be a success/somebody, and have the potential to be whom and what we want to be. Some of us are told that work should be a joyous and fulfilling vocation.

    Then there are those of us who were strongly inculcated that life is a constant inferno and neverending struggle, the world is a jungle and a horrid/foreboding place, they have only one opportunity to be a success/somebody, and to just settle for what they can get.  They are also taught that work is a chore and something to be endured and/or at best tolerated until retirement.

    Any thoughts on this?

  2. pennyofheaven profile image80
    pennyofheavenposted 4 years ago

    We would not know one without the other.

    1. gmwilliams profile image84
      gmwilliamsposted 3 years agoin reply to this

      While this is indeed true, one's attitude and/or perspective on life depends upon one's mindset.  If one believes that life is wonderful, he/she will see the positives even in the negatives while if one contends that life is one onerous purgatory, even in the brightest moments he/she will believe that life sucks.  There are some people who can make champagne out of grapes while some simply makes raisins.