What prompted me to post this morning? Well, here’s my story ….
My sons and I are huge fans of the Artemis Fowl book series. This series follows Artemis Fowl, a 12 year old genius and criminal mastermind, as he delves into the world of fairies and magic. My eldest son fell in love with reading because of these books. My youngest son and I spent hours reading the entire series together.
The first book came out 17 years ago. Most fans of the series have waited 17 years for a movie to come out. Over the years, we understood that the author, Eoin Colfer, was in “dispute” with the studios over how the movie would be made. It seems he, quite rightly, wanted to make sure it was made properly, as so many books are destroyed by bad movies. He finally came to an agreement with Disney Studios and the movie, based on the first book, began filming 5 years ago and will be released in August, 2019! The trailer was released this past week:
Well, I was so excited and happy about this, and decided to post the trailer on my personal Facebook page. I read the comments under the trailer clip, posted on the iMDb Facebook page, only to be devastated by the extreme negativity about the trailer and the prospect of the book series being made into a movie, most specifically by Disney. People were saying that the movie would be a complete flop, based entirely on the brief and cryptic trailer above. Almost every comment was negative. These people have already decided that the movie will be bad and it hasn’t even come out.
This is just one example of the negativity which bombards us on a daily basis. We can’t go a day without some aspect of our society being bashed, or someone negative about something or other. How can we, as a society, survive on such negativity? I don’t normally make comments of this nature on this blog, but, quite frankly, I just can’t stand it anymore.
SO, I set out to find an article on how to overcome negative thinking and came across this article by Melli O’Brien. Ms. O’Brien lists 4 brilliant ways to overcome negative thinking. I hope you enjoy her article and, as always, I invite your comments!
YOU WILL FIND THE LINK TO THE MAIN ARTICLE BELOW:
Do you ever struggle with negative thinking? Here are the four key to turn things around, cultivate inner peace, and live a rich, meaningful and fulfilling life.