Friday, February 10, 2012


That's positive mental attitude, for people who don't remember kriss akabusi.

It seems that all my life people have been saying (or at least implying) that thinking positively causes good things to happen. At least, that's how I always understood it.

It turns out that I've been misunderstanding it all along. Only recently have I become aware of what pma actually means and I hope it'll help at least one (of the few) that read this post.

In essence, the idea is that external events occur, which are viewed by you, and you should be viewing them in a positive light. Easier said than done, especially in some cases, but always possible. I guess people often laugh at the person that views the silver lining in everything, but happiness is a choice and the silver lining person is one who has made that choice.

When I can't see a silver lining I am left with the attitude (or knowledge?) that in one hour, day, week or decade, I will be able to look back and view the things that occurred in a positive light. Or perhaps take action so that I derive something good from it.

I just can't believe it took me so long to work out and that no one told me sooner!

This ties in a bit to not playing poker. I'm beginning to think that I would never have reached obscene riches from it. However, I think that is unnecessary. With the lifestyle benefits of working when you want to work, holidaying when you want to holiday and being able to obsess of something that you enjoy, I feel that I don't need obscene winnings, but enough to live off with some to invest so that I won't need to ever do anything again.

so yeah, one more shot?

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