The field of plastic surgery has undergone a major transformation in the past few decades. When plastic surgery was first gaining popularity in the 1970s, it was primarily the domain of movie stars, models, and the elite. By the late 1980s, more and more people chose to have plastic surgery, as they saw their favorite celebrity have a successful outcome. Still, the appeal was limited because plastic surgery was so expensive and required a significant amount of time and money.
In my many years as a surgeon and physician, I have often found myself discussing the topic of “happiness” with my patients. I have found that a large majority of the population are confused about what will really lead to their happiness, often thinking that external beauty or social acceptance is the key to a happy life. They could not be more wrong. One must create happiness from the inside before it can show on the outside in the form of a vibrant social life or even a physical attractiveness.
How does one create happiness in his/her life? The answer to this question has been discussed for centuries among psychologists, philosophers, and friends. Although there are hundreds of potential theories on how one can attain happiness, at the core of all of them is one concept: wherever we focus our attention on a routine basis sets our mood and attitude for the day. Shifting this focus to positivity creates the mental space for happiness. When your brain becomes wired for positivity, it can potentially unwire all the short circuits that create anxiety, depression, attention problems, and a host of other psychological disturbances.
I knew the answer could not be
as obvious as simply telling yourself
“I’m a positive person”…
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Write something about yourself. No need to be fancy, just an overview.