Have I ever told you how much I love the sun? Such a bright, happy ball of warmth. Fills me with joy, it does. Of course, as a rule, I am an optimist, so it doesn't take much to fill me with joy. I have my moments however, like everyone else does, but they pass. Life is about how you look at things. I choose to find a silver lining in any cloud, and after a lifetime of practice, I've become pretty damn good at it.
Some people follow the Law of Attraction, and things in that vein, but it's not my thing. I don't begrudge them their beliefs, so long as they respect mine. It's been around for a long long time, and there is something to it, but it's not the be all, end all, in my opinion. Like attracts like, eh? Well, you reap what you sow, that's true, but there's more to it than that.
I think if you want to succeed at life, you need to work for it. It's not enough to wish, you have to put some action behind it. Life is about the process, not the end result. I think if you try to remain positive and do the best you can to achieve your goals, then you've lived a good life. To me, crediting a good outcome on some "law" negates all the hard work you put in.
I know most people who follow a lot of these philosophies are sane, rational people, but there is that small handful that take it overboard. Just like religion. If you don't believe as I do, it's no wonder bad things happen. That's not how life is at all. Sometimes, shit just happens. We can choose to learn from it, or we can dwell. We don't need to be told that we "attracted" it. Just because I don't believe in certain things doesn't mean I mean I am less positive, or that I deserve bad things to happen. It just means I am different.
And anyway, how boring would life be if we all were the same? I love that we're all so different. We can have different views and still happily co-exist. That's a pretty awesome thing right there. Just keep it respectful.