According to author Mike Robbins, all we need to transform the world is the power of love, appreciation and gratitude. Marianne talks with Mike about his book Focus on the Good Stuff: The Power of Appreciation and talks about the human tendency to obsess over negative things instead of focusing on the good stuff in life. "It's like we are always trying to get to the next spot, not appreciating and enjoying the spot we're at, like there is some promised land in the future when really the promised land is the present if we allow it to be," Marianne says.
While there is pain in the world and many difficult challenges in life to overcome, Mike says many people are addicted to negativity. He says if people stopped focusing on the bad, the world would become a better place in which to live. "Being appreciative—being grateful and looking for what's working and focusing on the solutions to the problems instead of obsessing about the problems—is ultimately what will heal and transform the world," Mike says.