Let’s say you see a news headline – “Tomorrow there will be major storm” vs “Weather will be very beautiful tomorrow”. Which one will you pay more attention? Most probably first one unless, you are a self realized yogi or Buddhist monk.
Just from yesterday’s India’s loss on Pakistan, 20x more social media and news content was generated than any of the previous wins on Pakistan. When stock market touches high people don’t talk much about it. But just imagine what happens when it crashes. Mort funny thing is because of too much of this practice people have hard time to express any thing good . Ask 5 people tomorrow – “How are you?”. Look at their eyes. And see how much time they take to say “I am really doing good”.
This is not your personal problem . It is coming from our animal survival instincts. Negative things supposed to protect. But our brains continue to operate even in this mode even though there is no real need. This is called “Negativity Bias”.
Most people do not have real real problems. But Negativity bias is creating an illusion for you to think this way. This is the one which is not allowing you make changes in your life, experiment and have fun. We need to tell our brains that we are not living in a jungle and no tiger is behind us.
Negativity bias is killing the joy of life. Get over it sooner.