“Take charge of your attitude. Don’t let someone else choose it for you.”
American Writer and Lecturer, Dale Carnegie
Your action for today is to see if you can choose to be happy regardless of what happens to you during the day.
“One of the mechanisms of society in the control of individuals is: ‘Criticism is good for you. We are giving you constructive criticism.’
“Now, if you give a person enough ‘constructive criticism,’ he’ll cease to exist. If you give an artist enough ‘constructive criticism,’ he will utterly cease to ‘art.’ …
“Now, the field of the arts must be of all things the most self-determined of any of Man’s activities. An artist who is not operating on his concept and his own interpretation, or a group of artists which are not operating on their interpretation of the material universe and the human race and the dynamics in general, will not produce art! This accounts for Hollywood.
“Now, when we have, then, ‘constructive criticism,’ we only have a vicious method of reducing an individual’s self-determinism, his ability and his reasoning powers—to keep him from producing.”