Article: “The Power of Positive Thinking (And Other Lies We Tell Ourselves)”

a Limerick and a Haiku


We’ve all heard the saying, “we become what we think.” It’s a catchy phrase that’s meant to inspire us to think positively and focus on our goals. But let’s be real: it’s not that simple. Our thoughts are just one piece of the puzzle, and they don’t always have the power to shape our lives.

Sure, there are studies that show that positive thinking can have a positive impact on our mental and physical health. But those studies often overlook the fact that life is messy and unpredictable. No matter how positive our thoughts, we can’t control everything that happens to us.

And what about the times when our thoughts are negative? Does that mean we’re doomed to a life of misery and failure? Of course not. We all have bad days and negative thoughts. It’s a natural part of the human experience.

So what’s the solution? Should we stop trying to think positively altogether? Not necessarily. Positive thinking can be a helpful tool in our arsenal, as long as we don’t rely on it as the be-all and end-all. We need to be realistic about our lives and acknowledge that our thoughts are just one factor among many that shape our experiences.

At the end of the day, we need to be kind to ourselves and embrace the messiness of life. We can’t control everything, but we can control how we react to what happens to us. So let’s focus on cultivating resilience and adaptability, rather than putting all our eggs in the basket of positive thinking.

Moral: Our thoughts are important, but they don’t have the power to control our lives. We need to be realistic and focus on cultivating resilience and adaptability.

Limerick: “The Power of Thought”

There once was a person who thought
That positive thoughts could be bought
But when life got tough
Their thoughts were rough
And their positive mindset came to naught

Moral: Positive thinking can be helpful, but it’s not a cure-all. We need to be realistic and acknowledge that life can be tough.

Haiku: “The Mind’s Shadow”

Thoughts shape who we are
Pure mind brings joy like shadow
That never leaves us

Moral: Our thoughts have the power to shape our experiences, but a pure mind can bring lasting joy.


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