The Reality

Have you seen or read “The Secret?” What a crock of horseshit!

The basic idea is that people can ‘will’ good things to happen to them, and if things aren’t going well, you just aren’t sending enough ‘good vibes.’ Bull.

Not All Bad

I have to admit that the bottom line is actually a good point: strive to keep a positive attitude, even in tough times. But this business of being able to ‘will’ something into being is asinine.

Life happens, and it’s not always pretty. You have to be willing to accept that sometimes things are going to happen that are out of your control. The way you approach, assess, and deal with each situation is up to you, sure, but don’t expect things to be perfect all the time.

I just think the people who swear by this ridiculous ideal of ‘willing’ things to happen are not only setting themselves up for a huge letdown, but are also robbing themselves of the learning and growing potential that failure often brings.

by Dragica Farnoush
Residential Life Magazine

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