If you read the article ’Negative Attitude Is A Conditioned Response’, you will understand why ‘negativity’ has become a dominate habit for many people. Negativity is showered upon us day after day, that after a while it becomes a strong conditioned response habit from the constant repetition; and there is usually no positive counter-balance. After awhile, the habit is so strong that it can become a dominate, controlling habit. And that hurts both the individual and his dealings with others. There’s an alternative, regardless of your level of negativity. First, you should recognize that you abuse yourself emotionally when you think negative thoughts. And understand by thinking negative thoughts, you strengthen the negative neuron-pathways in your brain. So here’s the alternative, the secret to Happiness & Success. Once you heighten your awareness of your negative thoughts by being the observer of your thoughts, you can then choose to respond more positively. At first, it won’t be easy. It’s like breaking any drug habit. But, once you start choosing to think and act in a positive way, that behavior pattern becomes a new conditioned response that continues to get stronger and stronger. After awhile, your neuron-pathways become so positively conditioned, that you have acquired a new dominate habit of thinking and acting in the most positive way that you can. Living examples with this positive dominate habit are the monks like the Dali Lama. And that dominate habit gets stronger as you continue to think and act in positive ways. Recognize that ‘positive’ is a synonym for ‘love’. You now have a dominate, controlling habit of being positive and loving. And it feels good! Now, that’s an addiction I wish would spread!