It’s only recently that I discovered the spectrum of the concept of attitude. I’ve always understood attitude to mean a particular viewpoint or how we perceive what is going on around us. What I didn’t connect though is how attitude or our perception of things directly determines our behavior. Google defines attitude like this: truculent or uncooperative behavior; a resentful or antagonistic manner.
There is nothing quite worse than being around someone with a bad attitude. It’s heartbreaking to watch someone you care about find absolutely nothing good about anything. It’s like being in a room and someone shutting off the oxygen supply. The life slowly drains right out of you as you realize there is nothing that will ever be good enough to be good at all. The constant complaining and criticism is like venom that kills the spirit of everyone it enters. Not only does a bad attitude ruin the person who is holding onto it but it also ruins everything for everyone who has to be around it. Everything we do affects everyone else. Everything we say, everything we do, the way we act either lifts others up or brings them down. We need to be aware of the negativity that flows from our mouths. No one wants to be around someone with a bad attitude period. Sometimes when you think everything is horrible, life hands you exactly that….more horrible. And really, who would want that?