You Can Talk Your Life Up Or Down
Did you do class debating in school? Teacher would pick a subject with two sides to the argument — perhaps “the voting age should be 16, not 18 in the UK” — and you’d divide into teams to build your arguments.
What our teacher did next was genius. They got us to swap. Instead of supporting voting at 16, our group now had to to argue against it. The lesson was clear — we’re all capable of seeing the same thing two completely different ways.
Consider your life. Are you going to talk it up? Be grateful for all you have, proud of your achievements and positive about the future?
Or, are you going to talk it down? Focus on what others have and you don’t, regret mistakes you made and negatively project future misery?
It’s up to you.