Some time ago I wrote a quote that says, “There is both good and bad in life; those who are happy concentrate on the good.”
There will always be bad things in the world and things to be negative about, but there is also much joy, much more joy than sorrow. It’s never healthy to concentrate on too much negativity. I’m not saying to bury your head in the sand or close your eyes to suffering, but why dwell on it when there’s so much more to be happy about?
There’s an old saying that “like attracts like.” So if you concentrate too much on the negative, what do you think you’re going to attract?
— Excerpted from The Truth as I See It: A Collection of Spiritual Writings by Adam Soto (p. 50)