Be Nice It's Tuesday

Why do people do this to themselves?

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For every minute you are angry, you lose 60 seconds of happiness.

I am confused. I am genuinely baffled. I’m hoping someone will be able to explain something to me, because I have no answer to this question. Why are some people so negative?
A couple of days ago, my Dad was driving me and a friend home from a concert we’d been playing in, and someone else did some rather stupid driving which could easily have lead to an accident (luckily it didn’t). Seeing the other driver shaking his head, my Dad wondered aloud why the other driver seemed to think he (Dad) had done something wrong. I had thought the driver was shaking his head at himself, in an apologetic way, but when I said this, my friend replied by saying ‘You’re obviously just trying to look for the best in people’ in a voice which suggested this was a bad thing. When I pointed out this implication, he said ‘Yes, it is a bad thing.’
This friend is generally quite a negative person. He often insults me and tells me that he enjoys doing it. He insults most things actually. In fact I can’t think of an example of him saying anything nice about anything. Wait, I lie, he once told me that I looked nice. However that was after asking me why I hadn’t changed into my nice clothes for the meal, and me responding ‘I have’. He’s not the only one though, so many people seem to be constantly focusing on the worst, and I feel sorry for them.
Yes, sometimes it helps to have a bit of a moan, but in general you’ll feel much happier if you look the best. Surely people want to be happy? Isn’t that the point of happiness, it’s good, it’s what one wants to be? I don’t understand why anyone would want to go through life seeing the world as a horrible, miserable place, but it seems nothing I say to this friend, or others, can help them see my point of view.
If anyone can explain to me why, please leave a comment because I’d love to know, but I hope you can all see the world as, in the main, a wonderful place, because I truly believe that it is.

Positive minds lead positive lives.

Think like a proton and stay positive.

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