It all started with a comment that I posted on a poll on oplife.org, about positive people. The poll set me thinking about all those extremely positive people that I‘ve come across. The end result – Yup, I found myself writing this article.
Positive people have categories. They can be one or a combination of the following:
Types of Positive People
The Cool, Smiling Ones
They are happy-go-lucky kind of people who have either been blessed with plenty of positive energy to last a lifetime, have been brought up by sensible and loving elders, or have learnt the art of overcoming or managing their fears and pain. The deeper their wounds are, the sweeter their smile is. They don’t judge people. They just understand and offer unconditional love.
Their very presence makes you light up.
Some of them can’t help spreading smiles and joy wherever they go. They are respected by friends and foes alike.
“Surround yourself with people who make you happy. People who make you laugh, who help you when you’re in need. People who would never take advantage of you. People who genuinely care. They are the ones worth keeping in your life. Everyone else is just passing through.”
The Broken Ones
― J.R.R. Tolkien, The Two Towers
They are the ones who have been hit, tossed, turned, crushed and thrown on the shore by huge waves in the mighty ocean of life. They’ve suffered trauma over and over again without any breaks. Recurring storms may have broken their bodies, may have taken away their ability but their soul and will remain intact, no matter how hard they’re hit. They are self- programmed to move on.
“Frodo: I can’t do this, Sam.
Sam: I know. It’s all wrong. By rights we shouldn’t even be here. But we are. It’s like in the great stories, Mr. Frodo. The ones that really mattered. Full of darkness and danger, they were. And sometimes you didn’t want to know the end. Because how could the end be happy? How could the world go back to the way it was when so much bad had happened? But in the end, it’s only a passing thing, this shadow. Even darkness must pass. A new day will come. And when the sun shines it will shine out the clearer. Those were the stories that stayed with you. That meant something, even if you were too small to understand why. But I think, Mr. Frodo, I do understand. I know now. Folk in those stories had lots of chances of turning back, only they didn’t. They kept going. Because they were holding on to something.
Frodo: What are we holding onto, Sam?
Sam: That there’s some good in this world, Mr. Frodo… and it’s worth fighting for.”
The Determined Ones
They are the ‘No BS’ kind. They KNOW their purpose in life and they know how to get it. They are the ones who’ve mastered their fears. Nothing can stop them from accomplishing their mission. They are born to lead and in doing so they don’t hesitate to sacrifice their most precious of possessions and relations.
“Nothing great will ever be achieved without great men, and men are great only if they are determined to be so.”
― Charles De Gaulle
The ‘Different’ Ones
These people have the guts to change the system and the world. They bring revolution They are different. No matter how much they try to be like others, they can’t suppress their true self or their urge to change things.
“Here’s to the crazy ones. The misfits. The rebels. The trouble-makers. The round heads in the square holes. The ones who see things differently. They’re not fond of rules, and they have no respect for the status-quo. You can quote them, disagree with them, glorify, or vilify them. But the only thing you can’t do is ignore them. Because they change things. They push the human race forward. And while some may see them as the crazy ones, we see genius. Because the people who are crazy enough to think they can change the world, are the ones who do.
― Author Unknown
All of us have our positive and negative points and all of us go have positive and negative experiences as long as we live. What matters is how we choose to take and face the challenges presented by life. We may fear them and freak out, enclosing ourselves into cocoons and control dramas or we may take those obstacles as opportunities to grow and emerge as positive people.