Discuss: Half-Empty vs. Half-Full
Oct 7, 2011
I often explain to people that my familial luck is a combination of bad kharma and Murphy’s law: If it can happen, it will happen, and it will not be good. If you knew me in real life, or knew the member’s of my immediate family, you’d know that weird, negative things just happen to us. And they happen frequently.
My life conditioned me to be a “glass half-empty” kind of person, but recently, I’ve been on a hot streak. Things have been really going my way.
While I couldn’t be more pleased by this positive turn of events (if I thanked God any more frequently, he’d probably blush), it also makes me a little suspicious. I feel a bit like someone is holding the other shoe over my head waiting to drop it at any moment…will I get hit by a taxi? Will I be diagnosed with a serious illness? Will I have my identity stolen? Will Uggs suddenly be considered en vogue?
I’m fairly frustrated with my seeming inability to look on the bright side, but I’m making an effort. It’s hard to undo three decades of negative thinking in a single season. But the whole discussion about luck/kharma/grace got me thinking:
Are you a glass half-empty or half-full person? And do you believe that what you put out to the universe comes back to you? For example, positive people have good things happen to them while pessimists get the short end.
Oh, and before you answer, know that anyone who mentions or quotes from The Secret will be forever banned from this site.