Scene 4: “Introducing Negativity”

Patti: “Not everyone is as nurturing as Peggy. Here’s how some people might respond. Gainsborough, why don’t you do this one.”

Billie: “Once when I was in Texas I had the most wonderful steak in the world.”

Gainsborough: “The best steaks are in Hoboken New Jersey.”

Billie: “I leased a new Toyota Corolla.”

Gainsborough: “I wouldn’t buy a Japanese car if you paid me.”

Billie: “I just came back from a trip to Paris.”

Gainsborough: “The French don’t like us.”

Billie: “Let’s go to the MicMac restaurant for dinner.”

Gainsborough: “The food there is terrible.”

Billie: “I just leased a new apartment.”

Gainsborough: “We leased a new apartment. At the West End. We decided to get away from Munjoy Hill… etc., etc., etc.”

Billie: “We went to a new restaurant yesterday.”

Gainsborough: “I gotta call my wife”

Krista: “What’s going on here? Gainsborough either ATTACKS your thoughts…

…or, as in the last two examples, IGNORES them.”


“Yes, when our precious thoughts are contradicted or ignored they are being crushed… SMASH… BAM… and it HURTS! This is a new piece of information for many people. It needs to be learned.”

Joe: “I hate to get into negativity, but the subtitle of this website is “Getting Rid of Negativity.” And the secret of doing that is being aware of it. So we have to get it out in the open and take a look at it”

“Joe: So when our precious thoughts are contradicted or ignored it hurts. Negativity takes over. There are different sources of negativity. We’re all familiar with the person who always has something negative to say about every topic: the government, the church, the neighbors, the latest innovation. This is what I used to do. I guess you call it “cynicism”. You could depend on me to have a snide remark. I thought it was cute in spite of being told several times to stop it.”

Joe:But there are six ways to be negative.”

“Let’s investigate them.”

Turn to Scene 5: “Negativity”