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Importance of a good disposition to finding happiness in life

   A good disposition is a very important ingredient to finding 
   happiness in life.  Why?  It is the only way to getting along 
   with people.  It is a law of nature that if a person projects a 
   belligerent or nasty attitude wherever he goes people will 
   respond in one of two ways:  Either they will avoid him or they 
   will answer back with a belligerent or nasty attitude.  On the 
   other hand, if a person projects a kindly and benevolent 
   attitude wherever he goes people will like him and project a 
   kindly and benevolent attitude back.  It is a law of human 
   nature that the attitude that you project is the same attitude 
   that is projected back to you.  It is like looking into a 
   mirror.  It is for this reason that a hostile person sees the 
   entire world as being hostile (because around him it really is 
   hostile).  And for the same reason a kindly, friendly person 
   sees the entire world as being kindly and friendly (because 
   around him it always is kindly and friendly).  We see that we 
   are dealing here with a vicious circle type mechanism, a 
   mechanism where any type attitude you project tends to 
   reinforce itself.  And if the attitude is one of hostility and 
   belligerence the net result of it all really hurts only you and 
   tends to carry you down the road to your hurt and destruction.  
   If you project a belligerent and nasty attitude toward life you 
   will find yourself running around upset all the time --- 
   because of all the nasty or belligerent things people have said 
   and done to you, the ways they have slighted you, avoided you, 
   and hurt you. 

   Feb 1986

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