If you are smart, odds say again,
that you are more likely
to be depressed than your
less intelligent counterparts.
Perhaps for a few reasons.
One being – I think you’re more sensitive.
Emotionally? Yes, but I’m referring more to your
instruments of perception
being more sensitive.
You perceive more things that are wrong…
and it hurts you.
“Sensitives” all react differently to this experience
but a common reaction is the adoption of:
Glass half full kinda mentality.
but there is a cost.
For each thing event one perceives externally
there is a concurrent negative experience internally.
In a very real way, negativity kills us.
And it also keeps us safe.
It let’s us know what things to move away from.
So what is the right amount,
or the mEA (minimal effective amount)
Just enough to change our course…our actions.
You’ll know if that action was the correct one
to take if that negative sensation abates.
If not, wrong action.
Can you take another action?
If you find yourself being negative,
and there is no action to change,
then ask yourself,
Can I change the negativity?
Can I reframe this thinking
so that it is still accurate
but isn’t hurting me?
Can the glass be half full?
beyond increasing my activity
there is nothing that has had
a more beneficial impact on me
than my practice of “positivity.”
And if you will replace your existing mentality
with the Maximal Effective Amount
of accurate positivity
and the Minimal Effective Amount
of accurate negativity,
I think you’ll be even more smart.
and more sensitive…
and more active…