“We become what we think about.”
I am not sure we become what we think about but I do believe how we process what we think about is important. A police officer who sees much of the ugliness of the world must also see the goodness of the world or lose sight of reality. Same with a doctor or hospice worker, if they see only the death around them they will lose sight of the life around them. It’s the same for everyone working or not, rich or poor, brilliant or ordinary, with families or alone. How we think about the world and our part in it makes a difference and not just for us but also for those around us.
In our day to day life we see and think about good and bad, beautiful and ugly, joys and despair. How we process those things and what we choose to hold on to determines who we become. Life is not easy and is often hard and unfair but how we let these things affect us determines the person we are now and who we will be in the future. We must be wise with our thoughts.