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Are You A Cynic, Or Don’t You Remember?*

June 15, 2022

There is a recent study that gives us more evidence of the benefits of a positive outlook.  There have been many studies that have shown that a positive outlook leads to more happiness and  better physical health, and vice-versa.

This study shows that people who are cynical (dictionary definition – believing that people are motivated by self-interest; distrustful of human sincerity or integrity) are three times more likely to develop dementia.

If you don’t see the good in others, look harder.  It might be easier to see the good in others if you “loved yourself as your fellow”.  In other words, consider this:

“Your fellow is your mirror. If your own face is clean, so will be the image you perceive. But should you look upon your fellow and see a blemish, it is your own imperfection that you are encountering – you are being shown what it is that you must correct within yourself.” – The Baal Shem Tov

Look for the good in yourself, it’s there.  Look for the good in others, it’s there.  Look for the good in this world, it’s there.  Believe in the overall good of humanity and believe that the world is improving.  Then you will be happier, healthier, and better… Heart and Soul.  Then you will also be contributing to an even better world.

“Interesting, isn’t it, how one can detect a speck on another’s hair, but can’t see flies on his own nose?”  —   Mendel Moicher Sefarim

 “We don’t always see things as they are, we see things as we are” –  Anais Nin

Always remember this

 “One who is of good heart is festive always.” – Proverbs

Be Good Do Good Think Good Be Grateful Be Healthy Choose Wisely

*Another Oldie but Goodie updated

8 Comments leave one →
  1. Wonder Woman permalink
    June 15, 2022 12:10 pm

    I was becoming cynical you were never going to write this Fred! My days of wondering are over!
    Well said. Thank you! WW

    • Fred Fox permalink*
      June 15, 2022 4:42 pm

      I was Wondering if you would comment
      Thank You

  2. June 15, 2022 9:35 am

    Thank you Fred!

    Energy, Enthusiasm, and Encouragement, used in interactions with others, unconditionally, is something I try to practice in my effort to keep a personal positive mindset.

    Appreciate you,

    • Fred Fox permalink*
      June 15, 2022 9:48 am

      Your Three E’s are Excellent 😊
      Please share it with others
      Thank You Greg

  3. cmcout permalink
    June 15, 2022 9:03 am

    Great advice Fred.Hope you are well.Catherine 

    • Fred Fox permalink*
      June 15, 2022 9:09 am

      Thank You
      Please share it with those you might think would also appreciate it

  4. Jenny permalink
    June 15, 2022 8:55 am

    I absolutely love this, Fred. I could write a monologue on how much this hits home to me and why– but I will spare you (haha)! Thank you for this eloquent reminder.

    • Fred Fox permalink*
      June 15, 2022 9:11 am

      Thank You Jenny I glad it really touched you
      Please share it with those you think might also appreciate it

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