Letter: Let’s work to forge a more positive outlook on life


- Marcus Aurelius said: “A man’s life is what his thoughts make of it.” This means that what we think about determines how we view the world around us. Our consistent, conscious thoughts shape our beliefs. Our beliefs about the world form our mindset on reality. If we only give attention to negative things, we will convince ourselves that the world is a horrible, rotten place. Granted, there seems to be an endless flow of gloomy news, tragedies and political division that permeates the public attention.