What is Attitude? 30/03/2011

Sometimes I find certain words are liberally used in our everyday conversation and they almost become a refrain. One such word is ‘Attitude’ we hear the judges in Talent contests over  TV channels using  all the time that it makes me wonder whether they refer to it in a  positive or negative sense. Coming to think of it, don’t we all have an attitude towards people we meet in our daily life and in our social life as well? Our attitude towards the rich is different from our attitude towards the poor. This quality or trait is inherent in everyone of us, it  may only vary in degree.

The attitude of politicians again varies depending upon the  occasion not only  because they are a class apart  but  also because they belong to a different breed. Unlike pre independence days we hardly have any  statesmen these days. Their attitude  is very different  before the elections  and after they come to power, it changes  like a weather cock!

The dictionary meaning says attitude is a negative or hostile state of mind. To me  it appears too sweeping a meaning and a generalization.What do readers think, I would like to know.

 n.meera raghavendra rao


6 thoughts on “What is Attitude? 30/03/2011

  1. V Raghavan

    The American Heritage Dictionary defines attitude as”a state of mind or feeling with regard to some matter; disposition”. This appears to me more accurate, without implying a negative or hostile state.

  2. Jayashree

    Hi, good to be part of the 22,000 hits on your blog… Attitude perhaps has got more to do with the way it is intonated. From wow, what an attitude! to Hmph! no wonder they don’t like him, he has an attitude. Guess we choose our attitude as we choose our lives…. 🙂

    1. Nice to read your interesting comment.Does it mean we have control on our lives as well?Please read my post–on my guard, my foot in lighter side of life on my blog.

  3. Dear friend ,
    I received the following forward which explains what Attitude is with examples.

    Its worth knowing :

    IN LIFE ARE DUE TO SAYING NO TOO SOON AND YES TOO LATE..! ! ! ………..think of it………..! ! ! ”


    That is attitude.

    1) Heavy rains remind us of challenges in life.
    Never ask for a lighter rain.
    Just pray for a better umbrella.

    2) When flood comes, fish eat ants & when flood recedes,

    ants eat fish.Only time matters. Just hold on,

    God gives opportunity to everyone!

    3) Life is not about finding the right person,
    but creating the rightrelationship, it’s not how
    we care in the beginning, but how much we care till ending.

    4) Some people always throw stones in your path.
    It depends on you what you make with them,
    Wall or Bridge? Remember you are the architect of your life.

    5) Every problem has (n+1) solutions, where n is the number of solutions that you have tried and
    1 is that you have not tried. That’s life.

    6) It’s not important to hold all the good cards in life.
    But it’s important how well you play with the cards which you hold.

    7) Often when we lose all hope & think this is the end,
    God smiles from above and says,`Relax dear its just
    a bend. Not the end. Have Faith and
    have a successful life.

    8) When you feel sad, to cheer up just go to the mirror and say, `Damn I am really so cute` and
    you will overcome your sadness. But don’t make this a habit because liars go to hell.

    9) One of the basic differences between God and human is, God gives, gives and forgives. But human gets,
    gets, gets and forgets. Be thankful in life!

    10) Only two types of persons are happy in this world.
    1st is Mad and 2nd is Child. Be Mad to achieve what you desire and be a Child to enjoy what you have achieved!

    GOD Bless you !!!!

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