Adding Positives

Sue Hirsch
2 min readOct 21, 2022

There is far too much negativity in the world and far too little positive interaction between people, on a daily basis. It’s too bad that we can’t all be cartoon characters modeled after the big guy in the comic above.

The big guy in the cartoon above could have simply taxed his impressive muscles in order to physically lift the kid who was asking if he could do that. Muscles knew though, that doing that would give the kid only a moment of joy and satisfy his idle curiosity. Instead he chose to give the kid a much better and more lasting gift. ……Self confidence bundled with self- love and belief in himself.

That gift needed no wrapping paper. It cost him NOTHING to give it. It in no way negatively affected the environment and didn’t tax his own body. In fact, you might say that Muscles actually worked smarter rather than harder.

In saying something so affirming to the kid, he also set an awesome example for the kid (and everyone) to follow.

You don’t have to be a cartoon character or live in a cartoon world in order to change lives with this kind of thoughtfulness.

Why might a person really NEED to hear someone affirming that they’re worthy of kindness and respect? It would be easier to come up with reasons that a person might NOT need to hear something kind and positive on a regular basis. It’s actually a very short list. In fact, that list is ….


If we were to wait for a special day of the year to tell a person that they matter, then are you saying it because you mean it, or are you saying it because it’s expected on that day?

How are you to be believed?