I have been experiencing a lot of negativity lately. I think we all go through periods like that. You know -- distrust, disappointment, misunderstanding, misconception, disagreement, irritation, frustration, inadequacy, disenchantment, helplessness, aloneness. It is a long list but it can be any one of the forgoing, or in any combination thereof.
Rosanne's comment the other day (reported two posts ago) to the effect that she was "tired of being a good person" and was going to become "a rotten person like everyone else", has been a factor for me in a rationalization of all of this.
Strangely, interaction with other people (or lack of same) is more often than not at the root of much of the negativity we experience. I think that it is fair to say that we (and others), are not always as kind as we/they should be. Even those with open minds and generous hearts can sometimes act selfishly and thoughtlessly or put up barriers that prevent deserved mutual progress. Things and people are not always as we would have them be, like little pieces fitting conveniently into the jigsaw puzzle of our lives.
When there is negativity in our world, it is imperative that we understand that it is not the end of the world as we perceive it. Neither should we assume that we must have done something wrong to provoke it, nor should we blame someone else for how they have acted toward us in a given situation.
Sometimes we take things too seriously and it serves as a road block in moving forward in a positive way. But look for positive direction we must. It may not be exactly where we expect to find it but it most certainly exists, somewhere out there.
Periods of negativity should not be interpreted as signs of permanent disadvantage. When we literally dispense with them, let them go, everything seems so much brighter and lighter.