Salt in the wound

Discussion in 'Random Thoughts' started by wackyiraqi, May 3, 2007.

  1. wackyiraqi

    wackyiraqi Senior Member

    Why do some people refuse to accept even the smallest shred of positive news? When presented with anything positive some people simply cannot accept it and immediately respond with anything and everything negative about the situation that they can think of. As a matter of fact it does not even need to be that positive. A simple remark often times gets shifted into long, drawn out debates about old arguments. Why is it that some people seem content with having a constant flow of negatives? There are some people that are so predictable.

    Sometimes it is entertaining to just present a shred of this positive information and watch all the pesimists cling to it like flies on shit.
  2. hotwater

    hotwater Senior Member

    Because good news is transitory :mad:

  3. mynameiskc

    mynameiskc way to go noogs!

    so is bad news.
  4. marbchic

    marbchic Member

    well, misery loooooves company
  5. mynameiskc

    mynameiskc way to go noogs!

    laugh and the world laughs with you, cry and you cry alone.
  6. The_Walrus

    The_Walrus Sgt. Pepper

    I don't know. I think people like having something to complain about sometimes.
  7. LuckyStripe

    LuckyStripe Mundane.

    It might be because they have lost hope of any good news and are just that negative that good news has no effect on their perspective.
  8. crummyrummy

    crummyrummy Brew Your Own Beer Lifetime Supporter

    or they are just pessimists
  9. LuckyStripe

    LuckyStripe Mundane.

    Yeah I think pessimists are the type of people I described. Pessimists can be annoying. I get pessimistic sometimes but generally I am pretty optimistic... it just makes life so much easier.
  10. fitzy21

    fitzy21 Worst RT Mod EVAH!!!!

    no news is good news
  11. crummyrummy

    crummyrummy Brew Your Own Beer Lifetime Supporter

    I demonstrate pessimistic tendancies
  12. LuckyStripe

    LuckyStripe Mundane.

    Everyone does to varying degrees. It's whether you chose them as the route to go down or not.
  13. Posthumous

    Posthumous Resident Smartass

    Through interpretive dance?
  14. themnax

    themnax Senior Member

    maybe we've been burned too many times by bad news in good new's clothing?

    nothing wrong with a little honestly skeptical 'cinicsm', provided of course, it doesn't have to extend to the rejecting out of hand any possibility of anything good or doing anything about it.

    i think i've seen an awful lot too much of that too. especialy on here sometimes.
    just take everything you hear on corporate media the way they used to take the state media in russia, it HAS become indistinguishable if not identical anyway, with a VERY LARGE grain of salt. and get your GOOD news from your neighbors, (NON-media sources on) the internet, and NONcommercial (AND nongovernment) public community broadcasters.

    there IS plenty of really good news out there, just a LOT of HEAVILY vested intrests in keeping you from hearing it, where THEY want you to expect to hear it from.

  15. Grim

    Grim Wandering Wonderer

    Good and Bad don't really exist as seperate entities.
    So really, people just don't like news in general.
  16. themnax

    themnax Senior Member

    they certainly seem to have a deadly fascination with pretend news though.

  17. Grim

    Grim Wandering Wonderer

    I watch the mainstream news whenever I feel like getting a bit drunk and want to make a game out of it.
    Every time the story rolling by on the little ticker is MUCH MORE important than the main screen, Every time they repeat the exact same story in the exact same way within 15 minutes, and every time they premiere some big flashy CG logo for the day's events(you know, when they have a big animated banner or clip leading into them talking about a random event) I drink.

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