Why is staying positive so difficult? It is much easier to live in, talk about, and dwell on the negative. This quote from Ghandi puts it all in perspective. I often say to teenagers, you become who you hang around with. No matter how hard you try to stay true to yourself, the influence of what you are living becomes who you are if you stay in it. The same is true for our thoughts, we become what we think. I have had to post this quote on my bathroom mirror to remind me to check on my automatic thought processes, are they mostly negative or positive.