How do you maintain a sense of optimism, while seeing how sick this world is?
I pray everyday for everyone especially for those that seem less deserving of my concern toward them. I'm not a religion nut, but the only force strong enough to save this world is it's creator.
I try to release myself from concepts of optimism and pessimism. When it comes down to it all, even if everything is completely awful everywhere, I certainly won't change it by feeling awful too. So why bother feeling awful when it accomplishes absolutely nothing.
Granted wisking away thoughts and emotions with logic isn't always successful, it tends to work pretty decently for me.
By knowing that the only constant in the Universe is change. Things can't remain so turbulent forever.
World is ever changing and how it is going to be in future will depend on what we are going to do about it.
Teaching the right way of living like in the past when technology is still a little backward but people are happier in those days.
We too can be happy and doing the right thing. It is how we are showing and teaching the young. Send the right message so they will learn the right way.
That my dear friend is a great question. But you see, when you are a parent and an educator you have an obligation to do just that--be optimistic. A friend from Canada who has the blog 'teachers at risk' sent an email just yesterday which spoke about why some children/students do not progress/move forward. The answer is they see no future in the eyes of their teacher. So they feel 'what's the use?'
Imagine if we all felt and thought that way; life would not flow and we would become an even worse world. As long as there is some form of light in us---hope---there is always a chance better people will emerge. How can that happen? Only through relentless compassion for life on earth (in all forms), respect for ourselves first and then others and giving the youth of this world space to breath and express themselves while guiding them by being the exemplary people we ought to be.
And all that begins and ends with less consumption and more care for the basics. We all have much to learn from the natives of the Americas, who lived from, with and by natrue.
Under those circumstances, the world will become less sick.
Its basic necessary to maintain individual optimism though the whole world is little sick now a days. If in the process all the human beings maintain their own level of optimism then the collective effort will sure make the world little better place to live in.
I do not endeavor to be optimistic or pessimistic...I just try to see things for what they are and then try to deal with it like a man of God should.
Having said that, the Apostle Paul wrote in the Book of Philippians, Chapter 4, verse 8: "Finally brothers, whatever is true, whatever is honorable, whatever is just, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is commendable - if there is any moral excellence and if there is any praise - dwell on these things."
So that means that Paul was optamistic....I never thought of it like that before but that verse seems to prove this!
For me, the state of the world is a current state. And it is important to be realistic about it, sickness and wonder both included. So that leads to realism.
There are two bases for optimism: One is that animals, particularly mammals, can solve their own problems. Ill mammals heal. Mammals in groups stabilize their social communities and create emotional harmony. The second is that, even more so, human beings have the innate capacity to solve our own problems.
The world we are creating right now is full of problems. We are the solution. All the answers lie within our intrinsic abilities.
The result is realistic optimism. Recent work in the field of emotional intelligence shows that realistic optimism generates ideal healthy balance in both mind and body. Dwelling in this state, we face our problems and solve them, instead of creating more.
I hope others will join me.
Easy...I look to the One who gave His life for me, knowing that "God CAUSES all things to work together for the good of those who love God;" which I've been doing through Jesus these last 32 years!
Only though a faith in Jesus...everything else falls short!
No. I pray like crazy and ask god to guide my survival each day.
I maintain it by having the ability to see the good in any person or any situation. Plus I try not to dwell on negatives for very long.
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