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#1 2013-10-28 19:57:09

tamikan
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How do you stay positive?

How do you stay positive in spite of life difficulties?  big_smile


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#2 2013-10-28 20:04:41

rebornmechanics
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Re: How do you stay positive?

Huh... I never realized staying positive was an option.

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#3 2013-10-28 20:25:18

intoCB
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Re: How do you stay positive?

Your life begins with your birth and ends with your death. Everything in between those two points is "your life". One day, it will be no more. Don't waste it feeling sorry for yourself.

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#4 2013-10-28 20:29:59

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Re: How do you stay positive?

Linuxephus™ and codingman won't like my answer...

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#5 2013-10-28 20:32:58

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Re: How do you stay positive?

Do it do it do it do it.

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#6 2013-10-28 20:35:16

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Re: How do you stay positive?

Basically: I'm alive! If I weren't alive I wouldn't be feeling positive or negative, so why waste time feeling negative.  Another way to look at it, as long as I'm alive no mater what's happening it could be worse (dead) so I might as well be happy with what I've got.   (of course, now we could get into religious aspects of post-life but I won't go there).

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#7 2013-10-28 20:44:21

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Re: How do you stay positive?

pvsage wrote:

Linuxephus™ and codingman won't like my answer...

Do share!

gfellerjm wrote:

Another way to look at it, as long as I'm alive no mater what's happening it could be worse (dead) so I might as well be happy with what I've got.

Wouldn't feeling nothing (death) be preferable to misery? This probably doesn't help the OP, but its worth looking at this from different angles.

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#8 2013-10-28 21:03:27

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Re: How do you stay positive?

As the guy said as he fell past the second floor from the top of a skyscraper: "So far so good"  ]:D


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#9 2013-10-28 21:12:28

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Re: How do you stay positive?

anonymous wrote:
pvsage wrote:

Linuxephus™ and codingman won't like my answer...

Do share!

I believe Lauren Faust once called them "candy-colored ponies".

@Linuxephus™ and codingman:  Remember, there are scarier things than ponies.  People, for example.  It seems that every day my clock radio reminds me that there are people who commit acts of violence the likes of which the great horror authors have yet to write about.

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#10 2013-10-28 21:24:28

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Re: How do you stay positive?

Well, I woke up this morning - and I'm still here to respond!

That's a positive thing!


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#11 2013-10-28 23:18:23

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Re: How do you stay positive?

tamikan wrote:

How do you stay positive in spite of life difficulties?  big_smile

I always (did) laugh at other's calamity/disaster/misadventure, therefore accumulating large quantity of 'good energy' ... now when something bad happens to me, it makes me stay positive.


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#12 2013-10-28 23:18:42

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Re: How do you stay positive?

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#13 2013-10-28 23:51:41

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Re: How do you stay positive?

I stay "positive" by lowering my expectations. It's called pessimism. wink And I don't mean it as a joke.

If you want to check out the idea of living better with pessimism I can highly recommend you this talk by Alain de Botton:

[video]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Aw1oLtuJOXQ[/video]

Yeah, that and Montaigne's Essays.

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#14 2013-10-29 00:06:20

Inodoro Pereyra
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Registered: 2013-07-01
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Re: How do you stay positive?

tamikan wrote:

How do you stay positive in spite of life difficulties?  big_smile

There was an Uruguayan writer named Mario Benedetti. He once said:

A pessimist is just a well informed optimist.

Or you can take a look at my sig line... tongue

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#15 2013-10-29 00:20:51

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Registered: 2013-03-30
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Re: How do you stay positive?

Comedian and pod-caster extraordinaire Duncan Trussell talking to his mom several months before she died of cancer. This is what it is all about.

[video]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LGeISXwC_pQ[/video]


"Yeah, well, you know, that’s just, like, your opinion, man. "  - The Dude

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#16 2013-10-29 00:30:29

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Re: How do you stay positive?

I am an apethetic person in general, but when i do find myself in a slump I try to hang out with friends and they usually get me in a positive mood  wink


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#17 2013-10-29 00:38:51

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Re: How do you stay positive?

What, shooting dogs?


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#18 2013-10-29 00:44:19

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Re: How do you stay positive?

@damo

LOL.  Never seen Hondo?  That's his buddy.  cool


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#19 2013-10-29 00:49:18

g33zr
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Registered: 2013-02-19
Posts: 635

Re: How do you stay positive?

I cuss a blue streak and just keep going. I believe in catharsis.  8o


It's never too late to learn something new! wink

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#20 2013-10-29 01:05:53

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Registered: 2011-07-25
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Re: How do you stay positive?

You remember that a positive attitude brings you more in life than a negative one. It's quite simple from there.

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#21 2013-10-29 01:32:04

orionthehunter
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Re: How do you stay positive?

100% honesty, the best way to stay positive is to exercise.

Whatever form of exercise you like, but physical exercise has tremendously positive impact on your metal state.

Personally, I like swimming, hiking, yoga, and doing handstands against a wall, also playing on playground equipment when its available.

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#22 2013-10-29 04:49:39

net_waps
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Registered: 2013-10-26
Posts: 15

Re: How do you stay positive?

^^ I would have to agree with this. One of the main things I have been told to do is to exercise, it is a great physical as well as mental exercise. I find it keeps my mind away from what is bothering the most.


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#23 2013-10-29 05:45:11

pvsage
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Re: How do you stay positive?

@orionthehunter:  Then my work should have me in an ecstatic mood, since I work on the supply side of retail. hmm

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#24 2013-10-29 05:46:59

intoCB
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Re: How do you stay positive?

Eat well, sleep well, spend time with nature, do physical exercise, think of other people's problems, smile, drink only moderately if at all, limit your tv/computer time, play Frogatto & Friends, ignore advice, follow your heart, watch Disney films, drink Coca-Cola, walk, don't walk, don't miss... the next exciting episode... of Danger Mouse!

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#25 2013-10-29 06:28:30

brontosaurusrex
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Registered: 2012-06-15
Posts: 1,643

Re: How do you stay positive?

some more practical;
- Physical exercise, find something that you can do yourself regulary (biking to work and back does it for me although is only about 6.5 km in each direction) < having a knee problems lately, hopely it will pass
- Do new things, new stuff or step out of the comfort zone < This one is getting hard for me lately
- Making fun from pink ponies just to avoid making fun from people, also have a code of respect toward other people even if they are dumb ... < also hard to keep disciplined but I do remember that help came in from the most unexpected people when I really needed it.
- Keeping your dishes & place where you live and work clean
- hobbies; drawing, coding, whatever
- friends & socializing; try to join the club where people are smarter than you
- knowing difference between value and monetary value

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