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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 More from SolitaryRoad.com:
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