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Silver Linings

Chloe Gordon

I’ve been doing a lot of thinking about people lately. I’m not sure what it’s inspired by, if by anything at all, but it’s been on my mind a lot. I love people, learning about them, knowing what inspires them, what they’ve experienced (both the good and the bad), what their family is like, what their favorite things are, etc. 

Maybe this makes me weird. Maybe it just makes me curious, but I find it so interesting. I think what makes me most curious is the fact that not everyone is “nice.” Some people are selfish or insecure and this in turn leads to a negative cloud surrounding them. 

My friend and I were talking about negativity at dinner the other night and she said, “you know, it’s ok, the good outweighs the bad… I think.”

I think she is right. I think we are living in this amazing world with amazing people. If you look hard enough there are so many more good things than bad things. No, I’m not living in this bubble of ignorant naivety, I just think it’s important to spend more time looking for and seeing the good aspects than the maybe not so great ones. 

Sure, maybe I failed a test the other day, but I learned that I need to study harder next time. 
ure, my throat hurts a lot today, but I don’t have strep throat and the doctor that I saw was really nice. 
Sure, I really need to do my laundry and really don’t want to, but that procrastination has led me to write this post. 

I used to roll my eyes when my mom or teacher would say something about “silver linings.” I thought it was dumb and insignificant, but let me tell you, those silver linings are how you get through life. They’re how you stay optimistic. They don’t make you ignorant or naive, they make you positive and happy. 

Silver linings make the world go round. 

Thanks for reading.