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By Jaymo Wa Thika

Any keen person must have realised how Kenya is slowly spilling down to a nation too much hate, stress, anger, sadness, physical pain, and worry.
The bulk of our conversations are about endless complaints about everything – the government, work tasks, family, friends, health, and anything else you can think of. We are also extremely cynical about others, often doubting their intentions and judging them harshly.
You can actually sense some “bad energy” all over the place. This explains why we are experiencing so much marital violence, murders, suicides and unexplained hate within the society.
Part of this negative energy can be attributed to the kind of toxic environment that we are living in as a country where everybody makes you to believe that we are living in the worst country in the world…. And that notion that “the grass is greener on the other side.” That is how we have been made to believe that life is so rosy in other countries as compared to Kenya.
Basically, what actually ails Kenya is that “illusory truth effect” where Kenyans tend to believe information to be correct after repeated exposure. Essentially, the more you say something, the more it sticks in — and possibly on — people’s heads. It doesn’t even have to be true — and that’s the problem.
That "feeling of truth" allows misconceptions to sneak into our knowledge base, where they masquerade as facts.
It has now become so hard for people to be optimistic in life against an onslaught of negative energy at home, workplaces, social places as well as what they are constantly being fed on both on social and mainstream media.
A psychologically toxic environment encumbers progress even for individuals who have strong internal loci of control. It is more difficult to win when you have a despondent team around you.
Negative vibes are contagious. When one is surrounded by negative people, they simply drag you down, exhaust you and make you feel worthless and wasted. They inject so much negativity into you and you eventually find yourself hating everybody and everything around you, blaming them for all your failures (some of which are imaginary).
Where does negative energy come from?
If your version of “reality” is negative and you view the world from a “realistic” standpoint, you can’t help but radiate negative energy. In that case, you might be conditioned to believe that whatever can go wrong, will go wrong and whatever can go right, will probably go wrong too.
Your unconsciously held beliefs turn you into a negative person – without your being aware of it! Believing that things happen to you puts you in the role of victim.
In Conclusion
Toxicity is often passed down from generation to generation. Whether it is a poverty mindset, toxic relationships, drug addiction etc, the truth is that negative people don’t actually want to get out of the mess they have created for themselves.
They complain about it sure, but at the same time, they are comfortable there.
Simply stay away from negative people; they have a problem for every solution. If you are grateful for what is, then you can invite more and more positive energy into your life.

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