We can feel helpless

When bad things happen to us, we can feel incredibly helpless. Sometimes the way we fight back against this feeling is by making negative thinking a default way of life. It satisfies our need for a sense of control over our lives and keeps us from being disappointed when disaster happens.

Source: When Negative Thoughts Keep You Down: How to Break the Addiction @ tiny buddha: simple wisdom for complex lives

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