Even the pictures are a question: what is the mentality, what is the attitude, the social attitude, that it represents? Please work with me: you’ll get insight from it, Guaranteed.
And I will need your help with mining all the gold that can be found in that new word.
Can you tell what someone’s mentality is? I bet you have never asked this question, am I right? I don’t think I have, at least not this word. Maybe I used mindset. Maybe I used attitude… but I don’t think I have ever used the word: mentality.
Now, why is mentality a brilliant word?
Because it is the “characteristic attitude” one has.
I saw this word this morning as I was looking for an article I read yesterday on playing the lottery. I’ll talk about it later… let me just stay with the word, for now.
Your mentality, I say, is invisible to you. You see the results of it, but you don’t see it. You need a person outside of you to see it.
Characteristic attitude can be about anything… but here are a few ways to look at attitude
- something is more important than others (morals/winning, freedom/comfort, etc. this is hard to see, at least seeing yours is near impossible)
- Something is better than other things (pairs of things come here, like alone/companionship, poor/rich, smart/stupid, etc.)
- I and you… our relationship to each other (you are above me, I am smarter, you are smarter…)
- who or what has the power… and where do I stand in this?
- who deserves and who doesn’t (religious people deserve, nice people deserve, I was bad: I don’t deserve, etc.)
- where do I stand on the totem pole… (hierarchy) in this dog eat dog world? (I am the scum of the earth, worthless, I am the best, etc.)