Day 16 → Someone or something you definitely could live without.
I’d say fear, but then again those with a lack of fear are often psychopaths, so maybe not.
I could definitely live without it. I don’t necessarily mean personally, I mean that I could live without in all aspects of my life. I don’t like being around negative people. Combatting their negativity – which is the only way I choose to deal with it – is exhausting. Granted, there are weak moments where I’m negative too. We’re all human. Nobody is perfect. I would just rather live without them. Negativity affects everyone around you. It is an exhausting emotion to deal with on your own, and to combat when you are surrounded by it. It can change the atmosphere of a home, a work environment, a classroom. Negativity fosters negativity. It is no way to live.
“The longer I live, the more I realize the impact of attitude on life. Attitude, to me, is more important than facts. It is more important than the past, the education, the money, than circumstances, than failure, than successes, than what other people think or say or do. It is more important than appearance, giftedness or skill. It will make or break a company… a church… a home. The remarkable thing is we have a choice everyday regarding the attitude we will embrace for that day. We cannot change our past… we cannot change the fact that people will act in a certain way. We cannot change the inevitable. The only thing we can do is play on the one string we have, and that is our attitude. I am convinced that life is 10% what happens to me and 90% of how I react to it. And so it is with you… we are in charge of our Attitudes.”
-Charles R. Swindoll