What’s So Bad About Polly?

1 Oct


Pollyana was a little girl who refused to be negative. In any given situation she would look for the silver lining. In every individual she would look past the flaws for the good.

When we recognize the truth about ourselves, the perfect nature of our imperfections, it changes the way we see the world and the people around us. They call this being “Pollyana,” but it is in fact just being truthful.

It is a tragedy when an individual defines their existence by misery and suffering. When a person does this they turn their backs on the sun to stare into the night. It is much harder to see the truth in the dark. Everyone they meet will seem menacing and threatening. Every situation will seem like a conspiracy to destroy them. They become the sort of people that drain those around them. They constantly crave positive reinforcement and attack or shun anyone refuses to acquiesce to their demands for validation or challenges them to turn to the light. They become the kind of people who are always defensive and can only see the negative in people and situations.

While it is true that the no one is perfect and that the world holds at least as much bad as it does good, I submit to you that becoming attached to negativity is no way to live. There is nothing wrong with being sad, angry, or disappointed; just don’t live there. Embrace the equilibrium of life. Know that there is more to the world than tragedy and more to people than their flaws.

Violet Ambitions need the light of the sun to thrive.


8 Responses to “What’s So Bad About Polly?”

  1. Carolyn Hughes November 15, 2012 at 10:52 AM #

    Love your positive post. This statement really stood out for me: ‘ It is much harder to see the truth in the dark.’ So true!

    • DesiBjorn November 15, 2012 at 3:51 PM #

      Thanks for reading and responding Carolyn!

  2. ridicuryder December 19, 2012 at 10:10 AM #

    Hello DesiBjorn,
    I have done a few decades of exploring the Darkness…….lightness breaks here and there……thanks for the perspective.

    • DesiBjorn December 19, 2012 at 3:43 PM #

      I’ve been there myself. But I now matter whether I stand in the darkness or not, I’m always looking for the light and striving to be there. Thanks for reading and responding.

      • ridicuryder December 19, 2012 at 4:06 PM #

        Not sure if I am ready for Pollyana 24/7…………I’m getting there 🙂

      • DesiBjorn December 19, 2012 at 5:40 PM #

        Lol. Understandable. I think that would be a feat for most people but if we could I think it would be both healthy and world changing.

      • ridicuryder December 19, 2012 at 6:18 PM #

        I know, but then I wake up in a cold sweat after dreaming we are all chatting and getting along so well that we just begin lemming marching off Cape Horn and the Southern Oceans start laughing. None of us turns back towards shore to warn the millions wading in, that the water is pretty cold……like death…….everybody is happy.
        Then I roll over and go back to sleep.

      • DesiBjorn December 19, 2012 at 6:54 PM #

        And the only problem is your being able to sleep afterwards. Lol.

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