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The 3 Values Against Negativity

Updated: May 19

Whenever I encounter negativity in the world, I cope with it in three ways: logic, humor, and apathy.

Yesterday, a well-known Israeli woman died from cancer. Her death was widely reported in the news. My mother was very upset by this, but I was able to cope with the negativity by using logic. I reminded myself that death is a natural part of life and that it will happen to everyone eventually. This helped me to accept the situation and move on.

A few days ago, our toilet broke down and the plumber said we wouldn't be able to use it until the next morning. I could have gotten angry or upset, but instead I used humor to cope with the negativity. I made a lot of jokes about the situation, which helped me to laugh it off and not take it too seriously.

I believe that it is important to have a variety of coping mechanisms for dealing with negativity. Logic, humor, and apathy can all be helpful in different situations. It is important to find what works best for you and to use it to your advantage.

There are times when I experience gruesome nightmares. Although they are quite rare, they have become more frequent this year. In my last nightmare, I beat myself to death by punching myself in the head with powerful fists in a black background where I was the only one present.

This nightmare was probably a result of me playing a lot of Mortal Kombat. When I woke up, I didn't care much because it was just a dream, and dreams are illusions. That is how I used my apathy to surpass this negativity.

So now you know that with the help of these three important tools—logic, humor, and apathy—you can surpass any negativity you may encounter, only if your willpower to overcome it is strong enough.

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Tomasio A. Rubinshtein, Philosocom's Founder & Writer

I am a philosopher from Israel, author of several books in 2 languages, and Quora's Top Writer of the year 2018. I'm also a semi-hermit who has decided to dedicate his life to writing and sharing my articles across the globe. Several podcasts on me, as well as a radio interview, have been made since my career as a writer. More information about me can be found here.

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