Prompt: Buddha said, "We are shaped by our thoughts; we become what we think. When the mind is pure, joy follows like a shadow that never leaves." Do you believe this is true?
I do believe that positive thinking can have a positive impact on your life, but I also believe some people can be optimistic and kind 100% of the time and they will still experience bad luck and unhappiness. The good thing about being so positive, open-minded, and "pure" is that it tends to make the body more mentally and physically healthy, which is never a bad thing. Also, the mind can be pure but some situations will break a person no matter how positive and full of joy they may be. It's sad, but it's life sometimes. However, if you're a super positive, optimistic person then good for you; keep it up because it is a rough world out there and we all need what we can get. I'm thinking none of that made any sense but to sum up my answer, no, I don't think that statement is true anymore.