This thread was stimulated by That Girl's thread about looking older. I'm picking on this thread, but there are a whole lot of other threads out there that make me go off on this thought process. (I don't expect this thread will go exploding into pages and pages of discussion, but thought it was significant enough to say.) It got me thinking (again), about affirmations, and planting certain thoughts into your subconscious.

It's not a complete urban myth that attitude is everything. I believe that the subconscious just reads everything so differently, and takes things really seriously sometimes. "I'm smiling, so I must be happy." "I'm getting a job, I must be ambitious." (and to connect it to the above mentioned thread- "I look young!" and the subject then may start to look younger.) Of course, it's a two way street, you have to put things into practice and do something for yourself other than just better thinking, but I believe that if people think higher of themselves, they will start to mold into the person they want to be. (Not delusions, just self confidence.)

There is something to be said for the way of Sir Elfboy.