One principle of biology is that bad is stronger than good.
Scientists call this “The Negativity Bias,” which refers to the notion that, even when of equal intensity, things of a more negative nature have a greater effect on one’s psychological state than things of an equivalent positive nature.
If you’re in a relationship or marriage, it takes at least six good constructive actions to make up for one bad action.
In competition, the pain of losing is often far greater than the joy of winning.
Bad news spreads faster than good news. This is why the news is 90% negative and only 10% positive.
Most people see too many things as bad and not enough as good. And it’s very difficult to see everything as good because our minds are wired to see the bad.
It takes effort to be optimistic, to be nice to others, and to see the good in things.
The negativity bias of our brain is very hard to overcome and if you’re not careful with this, it will greatly affect your happiness.