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Is it correct to say

Everything changes by the way of our thinking.

or should I say:

Everything changes by the way we think.

And how different are they in meaning?

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I'd probably use 'Everything is changed by the way we think.'

How things affect us is important to us, and seeing things in a different light can have a profound effect upon us, though external factors may not immediately improve (or, I suppose, deteriorate). We might also say, on receiving new information or insight, 'That puts a different complexion on things.'

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