How to Save Yourself from Negative Influences
Watching news can be hazardous to your health.
It's a fact, especially when you're watching events related to terrorism, kidnapping, murder, accidents, or calamities. These incidents make you worry and will leave you feeling weak and insecure. Imagine uncomfortable feeling of becoming a victim someday. This will have a negative effect on your outlook in life.
Your surroundings have a big impact on you. How can you think and grow rich if you're bombarded with messages that relates "how difficult life has become" or "how poor most of us has turned out to be?"
You can't change your environment, but you certainly can control your mind. This is where visualization comes into play. Use your imagination, just as you would when you're still a little child. Imagine your home as a palace, your simple meal as fine dining gourmet, and your nearby park as your favorite vacation spot. Just imagine. Unconsciously, your thoughts will transform images into their physical components.
If media can indirectly influence you just by reporting what's happening around, imagine what impact everyday people have on you. These are people that you see and meet everyday. These are also same people who are expressing their own views of what is right and what is wrong.
When we grow up in a negative environment, we tend to acquire traits and characteristics of people around us.
Many gangsters have been brought up by folks who have either misguided them or have taught them wrong things in life. Through years, they have instilled within themselves vices of people around them.
Here's another case.
Pick a nice person, throw him in a group of bad-mouthed individuals who incorporates swear words in their everyday language. Sooner or later, you'll notice that nice person speaking in same manner as group.