It's not about believing in yourself, it's about believing in others

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I wanted to share this article to remind us daily that we should start believing in the human race again.

Believing in others

Funny thing about the personal development field is that we are all told to believe in ourselves and we can achieve anything in life. However, something I haven't heard is 'believing in others'.

According to the news, the world has gone completely mad and everybody is killing each other right left and centre. If all you read was newspapers and all you watched was the news you would be led to believe that the majority of people in the world are evil.

Something I realised at an early age is that the bigger the disaster the more the newspapers would sell, the bigger the scandal the more the newspapers would sell, the bigger (insert doom and gloom adjective here) the more newspapers would sell.

I remember as a child watching the local TV station and I happened to be up until the station closed down at 12am or something like that, back when TV channels actually closed for the night, and there would be a little announcement from a pleasant man saying something like : 'In the interests of safety please remember to switch off all your plugs in case of a fire, as fire can kill', I don't think I got to sleep that night for fear of there being a fire. That's what it's like with the news and newspapers, we are all so scared to leave our houses.

It's time we started believing in the human race again. We are a good bunch of people really, and it's only the very small minority who are evil, we have to keep reminding ourselves of this fact.

How many people have you known in your whole life who have turned out to be a murderer? If you answered 1 or 2 to this question, and I am willing to bet most of us will have said 'zero', then a quick calculation will have shown you that a tiny tiny percentage of every single person you have known in your life have turned out to be evil monsters. Take this percentage and apply it across the world.

I am not saying trust everyone you meet, but I would say give the benefit of the doubt before judging everyone as being evil monsters. Yes, exercise caution and safety at all times, but in our day to day lives I think we should start believing in others again.
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  • Profile picture of the author Edie47
    Okay, my acquaintance with a murderer is zero, and hopefully it will stay that way. A church I used to attend would encourage people to "fast" news, tv, newspapers, etc. for up to a month at a time. It was very freeing after the first couple of days of wondering what in the world was going on.

    A very recent court case broadcast on TV is an example of how distracted we can become and how what is going on in someone elses life can affect ours to the point that we seem to get stuck for a time. And, we begin to lose our faith and belief in others.

    That said, there are many people I've known over the years but have drifted away from that I would like to reconnect with. I'm already surrounded by good people - especially my famly members - but it would probably be a good thing to keep my eyes, ears, and heart open to who else is around me that I can also believe in.

    There are several people online that I know are good and decent people, and I've also become acquainted with new people in my personal life due to a cross-country move, whom I have learned to appreciate.

    This post is leading me to believe I need to be more aware of others around me that can make a positive difference in my life and hopefully I can be a positive influence in theirs.
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    • Profile picture of the author Mr Steve
      Originally Posted by Edie47 View Post

      Okay, my acquaintance with a murderer is zero, and hopefully it will stay that way. A church I used to attend would encourage people to "fast" news, tv, newspapers, etc. for up to a month at a time. It was very freeing after the first couple of days of wondering what in the world was going on.

      A very recent court case broadcast on TV is an example of how distracted we can become and how what is going on in someone elses life can affect ours to the point that we seem to get stuck for a time. And, we begin to lose our faith and belief in others.

      That said, there are many people I've known over the years but have drifted away from that I would like to reconnect with. I'm already surrounded by good people - especially my famly members - but it would probably be a good thing to keep my eyes, ears, and heart open to who else is around me that I can also believe in.

      There are several people online that I know are good and decent people, and I've also become acquainted with new people in my personal life due to a cross-country move, whom I have learned to appreciate.

      This post is leading me to believe I need to be more aware of others around me that can make a positive difference in my life and hopefully I can be a positive influence in theirs.
      We should all aspire to that - Great Post!
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