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Anonymous asked: My boyfriend and I, as well as a few of our friends believe in the Law of Attraction. We (my boyfriend and I) are atheists, so we aren't looking at it from some magical point of view or that some entity known as "the Universe" gives handouts to everyone who asks. We just think that the mind is a powerful thing and your mindset towards something has a significant impact on its outcome. And yes, we're both successful and very happy in life.
You can chose to believe whatever you like, that is an option all people have open to them, but it doesn’t necessarily make it true. It is still a form of “magical” thinking because it is basically the belief that thinking about positive things, will result in positive things. It is the belief that you doing an indirect action (thinking about something positive) will result in a direct action (positive things happening) and the universe simply does not work that way. There has never been any solid basis, scientific or otherwise, to show that thinking positive results in positive things.
It is wonderful if you are both happy and successful in life, but that doesn’t make this belief any more valid. It is still a belief that is not based on rational fact and proof, it is based on the fact that you feel it has been successful for you and you feel as if it helps you. That is not a fact based proposition. In the end there is absolutely nothing wrong with you wanting to believe in that, but I still think you should be able to recognize it for what it is. An unfounded belief.