There’s a girl in the Ukraine that was raised by dogs. She barks and walks around on her hands and knees the same way dogs do. Sadly, that’s all she knows because that’s what she was surrounded by.
I bring this up because it’s an example of how powerful our environment is. Though we are wired by nature, we’re primed by our culture. Our culture is collection of ideas influenced by the people we hang around with, the heroes we admire, the news we watch, the songs we listen to, the books we read and the movies we watch.
The good news is that you have the freedom to choose.
You can choose to stop watching the news if it’s adding fear in your life.
You can stop being distracted with mindless TV and instead set up your bliss station as Austin Kleon has called it.
You can choose to read books that matter.
You can choose your heroes based on what you value and you can choose friends that lift you up rather than put you down.
The choice is yours.
Have a good day!
Also published on Medium.