What do you see?

John Lubbock

“What we see depends mainly on what we look for.” John Lubbock (30.4.1834 – 28.05.1913)

Sir John Lubbock was a banker, Liberal politician, philanthropist, scientist and polymath.  He was also nominated for the Nobel Prize in Literature. Truly a multi-talented man.

Recently I was chatting to a friend who related how she always sees the positive in a situation and in contrast her husband always sees the negative. The other day, they woke up to find the heaven’s had opened. There was a real downpour.

Husband: It’s raining, what a miserable day.
Wife: That’s wonderful for the garden!!

You’ve guessed right, her positive attitude does irritate him.

Our attitude affects our mood and our behavior, so whenever you’re feeling negative, try to look at the situation from another perspective. Negativity is just a bad habit that can be broken.