So, how do we do it? How do we fight off the tendency to be negative in a world that seems to be obsessed with negativity? It's not easy but it's something that we all need to do. Myself, I do it by logging off social media the minute I find myself wanting to lash out at a stranger. I do it by not watching cable news. I do it by focusing on love, love for my family, love for my boyfriend, love for movies, love for reading, love for writing, and love for living.

The world's not as bad as some people desperately want you to believe. You just have to be willing to look for that beauty.