Remaining Positive doesn’t constitute getting what you want,
It makes Reality harder to comprehend.
We grew up to hearing preachers tell us that if you have FAITH, your wants will be handed to you. We listened to the free-spirited man who said If you truly want something, the universe will provide it. The universe, right.
Kudos to the wise man who shared with the world that being realistic is synonymous to pessimism. You have ruined us all.
Honestly, the only thing that makes sense is that being positive offers you two results:
- A Major Disappointment. This tragedy comes around when you work towards something, believe in obtaining it and end up flat on your ass. You have spent so much brain power; putting all your faith and time into something - maybe a relationship or raising enough funds to pay for your next trip - and you completely ignore reality. You’ve put yourself and your wants into an untouchable bubble, until you realize that this bubble is made from soap and air.
- If you’re lucky and the ‘universe’ has granted you with whatever you wanted, your faith will be reinforced. This might just be temporary until you want something else and you don’t get it. Sure, I guess you can reason it as the consequence of being greedy. The universe has it’s limits.
So is it okay to be continuously positive while your disappointments are simultaneously skipping along in double dutch? Or do we play another game, hopscotch, where you are aware of falling over once or twice but the goal is not to.