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Friday, May 02, 2003

Accentuating the Positive

If you read enough bloggers you can see that they primarily portray four character traits, two positive and two negative.

The positive blogger traits are:

The negative blogger traits are:
Mean spiritedness

What is fascinating about the human experience is how we all possess these positive and negative traits. In ourselves we tend to accentuate the positive and ignore the negative. In others, we often focus on the negative and ignore the positive. One of the most famous ethical/religious directives is to Love your Neighbor as Yourself. We might try to get closer to this goal by focusing on other people's positive traits and overlooking the negative. The spiritual pleasure achieved from this is much more subtle then the negative rush that comes out of contempt, anger and rage but it is well worth it.

Have a nice weekend.