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You may think that the meaning you make of events that happen to you is the only one that is possible to make. If so, you’d be wrong. There are numerous meanings that we can make of events, which is very freeing because this underscores that we can chose interpretations which are beneficial, not harmful, to our lives. Here are some examples:
Often we never know the cause of someone’s behavior and can only guess. So, why not make a constructive or neutral meaning? If most of the meanings you make of situations put you in a bad light, it’s time to come up with some better interpretations.
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