Negative thinking destroys our mind.
Have you any doubts on this?
But how do we get into negative thoughts? Other people’s negative actions are the most common reasons.
I was not there when Thomas Alva Edison was working on his different projects; I have no personal knowledge of the kind of person he really was. All I know about him is through biographies and historical accounts.
Whether I learn from his life, get inspired by him – or I judge him and criticize him would be based on the perception I get of him through these biographical and historical accounts.
So am I being fair to him – or to myself and my family – if I choose to judge him and harbor negative thoughts about him?
I want you to read the Facebook extract I have put here for you to read the first few comments on what people had to say about him and his interactions with Nikolai Tesla, and then come back here.
If you couldn’t see the above excerpt, then have a look at the image below:[caption id="attachment_1041" align="aligncenter" width="444"] I have taken out the specific comments from this post on FB by John Assaraf – and the comments and the debate or so off the mark and so negative![/caption]
I am not saying Edison was not all the things people are saying; I am saying, I don’t care one way or the other. And the reason I don’t care is because by becoming involved in that kind of discussion about great people of the past (or present) – especially those I don’t know personally – I am becoming a negative thinker – and harming myself.
It just isn’t worth my time and my Dreams to derail my mind in this fashion.
But do you find yourself fascinated and drawn into the discussion there? Don’t worry, that’s natural and quite a human thing.
But if your life is worth more than that, then force your mind out of that kind of thinking and talking. Learn only to get inspired by people who achieved great things. Don’t concern yourself with what they may (or may not, for all you know) have done wrong.
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