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Positive Emotions-1:


Positive Thinking-1

T. Ravichandran

Week 3 Unit 4
Dealt with Managing Negative Emotions with specific reference to Controlling Anger.
Negative emotions stir up bad feelings in you: grief, hate, jealously, anger, etc.
Natural to have these emotions in meaningful contexts; excessive form is harmful.
Distorts ones thinking; deludes one into believing that ones emotion is right and justified.
Delusion corrodes thinking capacity and discriminationwhich destroys the person.
Getting angry is easy, showing it in the right manner is difficult.
If you are right, then, there is no need to express your anger; if you are not right, then you
have no right to express your anger!
It is important to control your anger before people who are weaker; your subordinates.
While we cannot fully control our anger-triggers, we can control our responses from inside.
Wise people learn how to control anger; only fools get subsumed by it!
CONTROLLING ANGER: * Postpone (10 mins); * Keep hands folded or in pockets; * Focus on
consequences; * Remember: You are 99.99 % wrong when you are angry; * Take deep
breath; * Try to smile; Follow Lincolns method; Exert/Treat yourself physically; * Use
silence; * If uncontrolled, be responsible; * Apologise/Forgive (strength); Use it creatively!
BENEFITS: Healthy, happy & peaceful life; Become emotionally stable and highly
dependable; people gravitate towards you; you will inspire others; become self-confident
and positive in your outlook! Dr. T. Ravichandran, Professor, HSS Department, IIT Kanpur, India
Two men, suffering from terminal illness, occupied the same
hospital room. One man was allowed to sit up in his bed for an hour
each afternoon to help drain the fluid from his lungs. His bed was
next to the rooms only window. The other man had to spend all his
time flat on his back. They talked for hours. . ..
Every afternoon when the man in the bed by the window could sit
up, he would pass the time by describing to his roommate all the
things he could see outside the window. His roommate began to live
for those one-hour periods where his world would be broadened and
enlivened by all the activity and colour of the world outside.
The man described of a beautiful park with a lovely lake. Ducks and
swans played on the water while children sailed their model boats.
Young lovers walked arm in arm amidst flowers of every colour and a
fine view of the city skyline could be seen in the distance. As the
man by the window described all this in exquisite detail, the man on
the other side of the room would close his eyes and imagine the
picturesque scene.
Dr. T. Ravichandran, Professor, HSS Department, IIT Kanpur, India
Days and weeks passed. One morning, the day nurse arrived to bring
water for their baths only to find the lifeless body of the man by the
window, who had died peacefully in his sleep. She was saddened and
called the hospital attendants to take the body away. As soon as it
seemed appropriate, the other man asked if he could be moved next to
the window.
The nurse was happy to make the switch, and after making sure he was
comfortable, she left him alone. Slowly, painfully, he propped himself up
on one elbow to take his first look at the real world outside. He strained
to slowly turn to look out the window beside the bed. . . .
It faced a blank wall!
The man asked the nurse what could have compelled his deceased
roommate who had described such wonderful things outside this window.
The nurse responded that the man was blind and could not even see the
wall. She said, Perhaps he just wanted to encourage you.
(Adapted from

Dr. T. Ravichandran, Professor, HSS Department, IIT Kanpur, India

There is tremendous happiness in making others
happy, despite our own situations
Shared grief is half the sorrow, but happiness when
shared, is doubled
If you want to feel rich, just count all the things you have
that money cant buy
Today is a gift, thats why it is called the present.
Genuine happiness lies in compassion.
Negative thinking prevents you from accepting sorrow as
part of your life and makes you live a miserable life;
positive thinking makes you accept your sorrow and makes
you live a happy, healthy, satisfisfying, fulfilling and
meaningful life!
Dr. T. Ravichandran, Professor, HSS Department, IIT Kanpur, India
There is enough of negativity already in the world.
Media (TV, Newspaper, Internet) only perpetuate it.
Since the aim of the course is to share positivity and
energise the participants, the main focus is on positive thinking!
Success begets success, and failure, with a negative attitude,
attracts more failure.
Positive Mental Attitude (PMA) attracts opportunities for success,
while (Negative Mental Attitude) NMA repels those opportunities.
PMA has the will to find a way, NMA refuses to take the first step
even if the way is clear!
Whether you think you can, or you think you cantyoure
right. Henry Ford
Negative thinking deprives you of self-development and keeps
you in perennial vacuity.
Dr. T. Ravichandran, Professor, HSS Department, IIT Kanpur, India
Where some people have a self,
most people have a void, because
they are too busy in wasting their
vital creative energy to project
themselves as this or that,
dedicating their lives to
actualizing a concept of what
they should be like rather than
actualizing their potentiality as a
human being.

~Bruce Lee
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Dr. T. Ravichandran, Professor, HSS Department, IIT Kanpur, India
Story of Two Patients- Heart Touching Story.

Napoleon Hill & William Clement Stone. Success Through

a Positive Mental Attitude. (1960) Qford, 2012.

Napoleon Hill. Think and Grow Rich. Amazing Reads, 2014

Norman Vincent Peale. The Power of Positive Thinking. RHUK,


Dr. T. Ravichandran, Professor, HSS Department, IIT Kanpur, India