Moods. They’re like illnesses and are quite contagious. So if you’re in a good mood, please come my way. And if you’re not, take it elsewhere. I can catch a mood easily. I wonder if there is a vaccine for it catching moods. Hmmm…something to ponder.
But have you ever noticed how easily it is to catch someone’s mood? If you are around someone who is griping and complaining, you are more apt to begin to feel quite negative, too. It’s really easy. It’s also amazing at how fast it works. I have watched it happen before and have been amazed. And the funny thing is it is much easier to catch a bad mood than a good. Maybe that is one reason for the old saying, “If you don’t have something nice to say, don’t say anything at all.”
But if you have never considered this, watch others and see what happens. You’ll see that I’m right. Moods are like illnesses. And the more negative the mood, the easier it is to catch. Maybe we are a pessimistic society. I don’t know. It’s just very interesting. I know I am quite susceptible.