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Turning negative happenings into positive thinking

Dear readers, I wanted to call this hub, overcoming our inner pains; but then I have taken another step and I am going to call it, Hello my world, because if I am going to change negative happenings to positive thinking, these are the steps that I have to take, I know that it seems a big jump, because I am going from negative happenings and thinking to positive action in a single step, but I am going to take the chance and see if it work out for me in this hub.

Therefore, let me break away from my farm life story just for this hub and we will return to my farm life story later on, as this hub is between the past and the present time, therefore I would like to tell you just how I have felt after I left the farm. You see, I have to tell you that I am sorry to tell you that I have felt hurt my entire life, just because I had to live my early life in the farm without even knowing the consequences that could follow from that type of living, so even today my inner self wants to cry out aloud why this had to happen to me and my family.

But then I think that to cry over past events all the time is not going to help me anyhow, therefore, today I am going to express myself with the knowledge that I have painfully acquired later on in my life; you see, in doing what I am going to do here and say hereunder, I would like to throw away my shyness forever and never look back at those drawbacks that I had early in my life; so I would like to come into the world and be able to say what I want to say, and therefore break away from the past forever; I would like to introduce myself to the world and here is what I would like to say with a loud voice, instead of crying within myself and feeling sorry for myself; I am going to turn those negative experiences into positive thinking and say, Hello my world. 

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Hello to all those that want to be my friends 


Hello world! Hello life! Hello everybody!

And a great and warm “Hello” To all those who are very close to me and love me!

Dear readers, may I have your attention just for a moment, please? Because I hope that you would listen to me and be my friends today, you see, I would like very much to be friendly with you, since we are or we seem to be going all the same way, in our present earthly life that we live nowadays.

So, I hope that you will allow me to be your friend, since I am looking for friendship today; I am asking you this because it seems to me that many of you over here look very friendly to me; I hope that I am right and that you are very friendly people. So may I ask, if I may have the pleasure of your company, please?

Since at this present time we happen to be in this position where I am the speaker you are the reader or the listeners, I hope that you don’t mind me if I ask some questions which have come to my mind, because they are very important to me, and I hope that my asking will not upset you in any way, I hope also that you don’t mind me personally, as I am very keen to be your friend as I said I am looking for friends, so I would like to meet you all if I could, or at least all those that are thinking that they could be friendly with me. Since I would like to share some of my time with you, and also some of my very personal views, that is of course, if you choose to stand by me and you don’t mind listening to me, as I want to talk about a few things that are on my mind at the present time, and these are things that effect all of us during our life.

So let me say this first of all, usually I am a shy man and I don’t like to be a show off or anything of that sort, but because I have made up my mind to be a different man, and be a man of the world that is able to live his life freely in the best way possible in today’s world, I am making a great effort to achieve that, and because this is the first time that I have met you, I would like to introduce myself the proper way and make your acquaintance personally; so let us do that and let us see and practise how to introduce ourselves politely today and in the bygone days.  

Therefore, I would like to shake your hand to each one of you, and while I shake your hand, I might say, “How do you do” To Mr Y. or X. and no matter who you are; when we used to introduce yourselves we said; “How do you do!” And then, in order to be polite to each and every one of us, we used to bent low and say again, “How do you do!” and “How do you do!” again. This is how it was done in the good old bygone days, as we all very well know nowadays.

Having said that, now allow me to introduce myself in a modern and simple way.

My full name is, “Francesco Menchise” but everybody here calls me Frank, and Frank sounds good and friendly to me, and it is easy to say; so, just call me Frank and let it be, as it will be easy for you and me.

Now that I have introduced myself in a modern and mannerly way, may I ask you your names please? So that you can also introduce yourself, and then we can be friends; I’d like to shake your hand to each one of you, and while I shake your hands I will say, “I am pleased to meet you!” You may answer me, “I am pleased to meet you too.” Or if you wish you may say, “The pleasure is mine.”

 Why the introduction above

Here I need to explain the reason why I have written this personal introduction above. I have written this introduction in my writing, in order to give it the importance it deserves in real life, because when I was young this was something that nobody tried to teach me, and this lack of knowledge sometimes makes things really awkward. Therefore I believe that it is very important that all children be though and drilled, on how to introduce themselves properly from their parents and teachers. Not only in the way that I have done it above, where it might seem perhaps aggressive: But let the introductions be done in several other ways as it is supposed to be done in real life. So that the children will be ready when a real introduction need to happen and they will feel secure of themselves. Otherwise they will feel awkward and shy, and they will feel that they have put themselves in a disadvantaged position.

Now that we have introduced ourselves to each other, and I am so pleased to have met you all; May I be allowed to have a friendly talk with you?

Just to start to talk and say something, I would like to start with a simple everyday talk, which people talk about everyday of their lives, and I would like to tell you how I feel, when I see the way that we behave nowadays, because I believe that sometimes we behave in a strange and unreal way. This observation that I have made during my life, I would like to point it out to you to prove my point. But in order to do that I would like to ask you a friendly question; it is a question that anybody would ask you out of politeness, and sometimes this question may take the place of a polite greening. But strange as it may seem, everybody usually gives the same answer to this question or greeting. You may not believe me of course, but here is the proof of what I have just said.

And this question that sound like a greeting would usually be: How are you? Or perhaps: How are you today?

And I am sure that you will all answer me; I am very well, thank you. Or perhaps you’ll say, I am well, or I am fine, or I feel great, or I feel as good as gold thanks very much.

And then just to be polite to me you’ll ask me back. And how are you today? (And then you’ll expect from me very much the same answers that you have given me.) I am very well, thank you. Or I am fine. I am as good as gold thanks, and so on. This seems to me unreal, so I am going to write something hereunder on about how we behave.

 This is the way that sometimes we behave

The way that we behave

This part of the story that I am presently writing, I almost did not want to write it here, because I have already lamented it somewhere else, but I feel forced to write it anyhow, just because it fits my story that I am writing now, after all I was going to call this hub overcoming our inner pains, so let me cry my heart out and say what I have to say. And this is how I see the way that we behave and it is unreal.

Speaking for myself, the reality of life is that I find life for me has lots of ups and downs, and even if I don’t admit them to you, I feel them within myself. So, when you happen to ask me, ‘How are you?’ I may happen to be very much down, but, I will still answer you: I am very well, thank you! So, my dear readers, listeners or friends, there are no doubts about our behaviour that it is sometimes strange, and so, we have to admit that:

We behave sometimes as if everything is indeed unreal, when we do say things that we do not mean or feel. And even when our own heart is hurt and cries in pains, we do turn to the world and pretending smile again, because we don’t want the world to see our pains. But all the efforts that we have made have been in vain. Because our heart still hurts and we still feel that pain.

I am sure that some of you will agree with me about what I have just written above, because you may have been in a painful situation yourself sometimes, and therefore you know and understand what I mean. But at the same time one may also ask here: What’s the use to pretend such a thing? When it is only pretence? Even if, it has been able to make one feel better for a few moments, and one has been able to overcome the inner pains and has smiled just for a second. But, is all this pretence worthwhile to live one’s life in such a way deceiving oneself?

But then it might indeed be worthwhile, just because we have been able to control ourselves and for a few moments we have felt well in the middle of all those afflictions that might be bugging us, but anyhow everyone of us does this his own way, because our lives are different to other people life and so our story is different also, therefore everyone of us has a story to tell.

As you can see, we sometimes behave in strange ways; my own judgement here is that, perhaps it might be worth behaving in such a deceitful way, not because we have been able to lie to ourselves, but because we have been able to control our own pains. And we have been able to live as well as one can; so that, one would be in control of oneself.

What I have written above is all part of my life story, and here in this hub I have been trying to turn negative experiences into positive action; I don’t know if I have succeeded to do that, but at least I have tried. 

Life is always full of surprises and we always try to belong to the group of people that we would like to be like. During our lives we learn many things and we can have many life stories to tell and because I have my own life story, I am trying to tell my life story here.  

 Every man or woman has a story to tell

Every man or woman has a story to tell

In this hub we are writing it as if there is a group of people willing to listen what we want to say. Having said that, now I look around me to see who is still listening to me, and I see that you are all nice people here with me. So, I hope that within yourselves you are happy with your own way of life that you are living now, and the way that you are living your life overall. I hope that the way that you are living your life is good for you for your own sake, because sometimes life can be very boring up to the point where it may become painful; this is when things don’t go the right way, which is the way that one wants them to go. And here I have to admit that I happen to be in such painful position myself very often: And when this happens to me I am going through one of those grey days, and my life is boring and seems to be at a standstill. So, I feel so frustrated about my life that I have to ask myself. O my God! Why life has got to be so hard and boring for me these days? What have I done to deserve this? Why don’t I have the chance like everybody else to enjoy life as it should be enjoyed? And many other hard questions come to mind.

Therefore, I feel that life has not given me what by rights I should have deserved from it, and for that reason I can’t help thinking about life itself, and the ways that I am spending my life these days, together with the way that I have spend the earlier part of my life, so, I keep asking myself whether life has really treated me the right way. Or should I have really deserved a better life?

Then I think: I suppose that lots of other people of my age are going over their own lives just like me, and they may well be asking themselves; what is life all about? And whether life has treated them fair enough for that matter, so, they are looking back at that part of life that they have already lived, and wonder about whether life has been good for them or not, and they might have the impression that: That part of life that they have already lived now seems only a dream, a dream that has lasted for so many years, but now all those years have gone forever and they never will come back, so now for them, all that is left of their lives is a story to tell, if they can find the time to tell their story, and if they find somebody that will listen to their story

So, every man and woman has a story to tell; no matter how unimportant it may seem, and how stupid and ridiculous it may sound, when they tell it to you. But, because it is their life story it is very important to them, and they can’t change it because it is their true life story. But if one listens to their true life story even if it is not much of a story, in the end it may bring up some good common sense to some of us, and one can always learn something useful from their true story, if one takes the time and listens to their true life story, even if their story is not much of a story.

To come to this hub conclusion we should say; whatever are our lives stories and whatever pains we have been through during your life, we must try to overcome our inner pains, if we are going to live a better life. Therefore we have to try to turn negative things into positive thinking that is the only way to try to live a better life.

See you next time with; My farm life chapter 5