The Best or the Worst? You Decide
John Quinones’ show “What Would You Do?” featured a setup this week where someone was stuck on the side of a busy street with a flat tire to see whether people would help.
As you might expect, the stranded cute blonde received immediate help with her tire.
When they replaced the woman with a young guy, he got help, too. (Even if it did take a couple more minutes before someone stopped.)
But when it was a man in a Muslim cap who was stuck with a flat tire, he didn’t get nearly as much support.
It was discouraging (and even a little upsetting) to watch as people pretended not to see him.
Eventually, though, a passersby did stop.
He was a rather remarkable young man. The kind that you’re still thinking about days later.
Dominic had a tattoo representing “mental alchemy” on his forearm, which he says is all about turning negative into positive. His message: “Do not judge; we’re all the same;” and his policy is to practice “unconditional love for every living thing.”
The producers behind the scenes literally cheered when Dominic refused money from the Muslim actor!
So … was it discouraging that only two people in the entire day stopped to help our Muslim in distress? Or was it fabulous that such an open-minded openly loving young person did?
As Abraham reminded at a workshop the other day, we get to decide, because both perspectives are true.
Things are both the worst they’ve ever been and the best they’ve ever been.
A man in Abraham’s hot seat wanted to correct his grandmother who believes the world is going to hell in a handbasket. But Abraham said, “She’s right!” Things are as bad as they’ve ever been.
And they’re also the best they’ve ever been.
It’s simply a matter of what we choose for ourselves.
Since the balance between contrast and desire will always be linked, and since expansion is inevitable – it means things are (always) as good and as bad as they’ve ever been.
Kind of gives you good incentive to focus on the best, right?
Here’s to Dominic and all those like him, who make it so easy to see that the world is changing for the better.