I was listening to a talk where speaker said something which ringed true to me.
Have you ever wondered it’s so difficult to trust positivity. When you see honesty, sincerity, goodness and kindness you immediately start doubting it. You question it. But when confronted with negativity you instantly trust it to be true. Why?
This post is more to start a discussion than to propound a philosophy as I have no idea why it’s so. When we see someone doing good to us or to others we start suspecting their intentions at first. We think they must be working on some hidden agenda and we try to figure out that agenda by using all our resources. It’s difficult to gain trust and very easy to break it.
When someone says something negative about us or does something bad to us or to anyone else we don’t wait even for a moment before declaring them as evil. We don’t stop to think that some circumstances might have contributed to it or maybe it’s not true at all. Our media is so full of negative news which we all consider to be true state of affairs in the world. It’s rare to see very positive and inspiring news and when we see we doubt it first. But not negativity?
Why negativity is a norm?
Some of the questions which might help us address this might be to ask if the world is an imperfect place?
Is it our limbic-reptilian brain(fight or flight response) which takes over us when we see goodness? Why does it happen?
What do you see more in the world goodness or evil?
I would love to hear what you have to say and you can be as honest as you want to. This would give us more clarity. Thank you.