Random thoughts 2-14-2015


I always wonder why that people tend to be so negative in nature when life itself is something of wonder and of beauty. I understand how life tends to throw curve balls at us and how external influences can become roadblocks and pitfalls on our journey through life. Bad and unfortunate events occur, there is little we can do about those kind of things. All we can do is choose to either be someone who reacts to such things or be a person who has learned to act to minimize the negative effects of such. Being reactionary is to let instinct take control and not allow our reasoning skills to figure out the most beneficial action to take in response to the situation.

 

Being a reactionary type person is basically being someone who leaves most of his or her decisions in life up to chance. Sometimes we only have that choice, but most of the time we do have the choice and ability to reason out a better way to respond to circumstances than just instinctually. Putting it in a nutshell so to speak is to say it is better to think things through than just letting our instincts control our actions and reactions. Step back and look at the whole situation and all the circumstances surrounding it before taking any kind of action. For it is wise to think before you act instead of acting hastily without any thought of both the circumstances and consequences that one could face.

 

We always must remember that not only our actions can cause us to face consequences but also the words we speak. Responsibility of both our words and actions fall solely on ourselves, the consequences of both are our responsibility as well. In the end we shall face the consequences of our choices, actions and words. Be it through karma, judgement by a supreme being or just plain fate we will face our choices in life. So one would think it would be far wiser to be mindful of what actions and words you choose in life

 

A few quotes to ponder on…

 

Think before you speak, because your words and influence will plant the seed of either success or failure in the mind of another. – Napoleon Hill

 

Think before you act and act on what you believe. – Bo Bennett

 

Before you act, listen. Before you react, think. Before you spend,earn. Before you criticize, wait. Before you pray, forgive. Before you quit, try. – Ernest Hemingway

 

 

 

 

2 thoughts on “Random thoughts 2-14-2015”

  1. I recently saw a program where I learned that positivity and negativity are controlled by a certain part of the brain and it is basically prewired at youth. However, it can be rewired. Some people just choose not to as they are comfortable in their negativity. Basically, they are happy being unhappy.

    1. I am not Quite a subscriber to the theory its all prewired at birth, I believe its formed in the early years of life and is influenced if not totally programmed by your parents and experiences. Though some could be prewired, they do say things such as primal fears are prewired. Either way the brain is basically a bio computer so anything that is programmed can be changed in time. Don’t think anyone is truly happy being unhappy, just when you do not know anything different it limits what you can see as alternatives and makes it extremely difficult to change your way of thinking. That’s my two cents worth on it anyway. Thank you For your Comment and have a Pleasant day.

      Ray Barbier

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