Wayne Dyer would always say, When we change the way we look at things, the things we look at change.
It’s helpful to remember that we have this power, especially when the things we look at don’t look so great. And, oftentimes the world around us looks so troubled because there’s a lot of noise coming at us, influencing us to look at the world through a negative lens.
The news, and in particular the opinion shows, are in business after all. They make their money off of our attention, so they focus on grabbing as much of it, with the farthest reach that they can. And negativity spreads much faster and wider than positivity. So their focus is on spewing out as many negative stories as possible, until you’re convinced that you’re looking at a negative world.
But we do have the power to change the way we look at things, which truly does change the things we look at. So, our best bet in seeing a brighter world just might be to cut back on the negative noise of the 24-hour news.