Homo sapiens is a very moody species. Even though sadness and bad moods have always been part of the human experience, we now live in an age that ignores or departures these feelings. Although sadness and bad mood have always been part of us, nowadays we tend to ignore or belittle them.
it’s time to re-assess the role of bad moods in our lives. We should recognize them are a normal, and even a useful and adaptive part of being human, helping us cope with many every situations and challenges. We should realize that they are human nature and even helpful to us. They are also mobile and help us deal with daily situations and challenges.
a short history of sadness
the history of sadness
in earthier historical times, Short speeches of feeling sad or Moody (known as mill dysporia) have always been accepted as a normal part of everyday life.
Greek tragedies exposed and trained audiences to accept and deal with inevitable misfortune as a normal part of human life. Shakespeare’s tragedies are classics because they echo this theme. And the works of many great artists such as Beethoven and Chopin in music, Or Chekhov and Ibsen in literature explore the landscape of safety, a theme long recognized as constructive and valuable. The reason why Shakespeare’s tragedy is regarded as classic is that it responds to this theme. For a long time, sadness has been a valuable theme of machine education significance. Whether Beethoven, Chopin or writers like Chekov and Ibsen, their great works have explored the field of sadness. What is the point of grief?
in fact, the range of human emotions includes many more negative emotions than positive emotions. Negative emotions such as fear, anger, share or dispute are helpful because they help us recognize, avoid and overhead threading or dangerous situations. Negative emotions such as fear, anger, shame, and disgust are beneficial because they help us recognize, avoid, and overcome dangerous situations.
Intense and enduring sadness, such as depression, is obviously a serious and debilitating disorder. However, mild, temporary bad moods may serve an important and useful adaptive purpose,
it is obvious that a long time of strong sadness, such as depression, is a serious disorder that will make us weak. However, moderate and short-lived bad emotions will provide us with important and useful mobility purposes by helping us cope with daily challenges and situations,
there is now growing evidence that negative moods, like safety,
more and more evidences show that negative emotions such as sadness are beneficial to human body.
feeling sad or in a bad mood produces a number of benefits:
sadness or short-term bad mood has the following advantages:
better memory: in one study, a bad mood (caused by bad weather) resulted in people better remembering the details of a shop they just left. Bad mood can also improve eyewitness memories by reducing the effects of various distractions, like irrelevant,
good memory: a study shows that bad mood caused by bad weather can make people remember the store they just visited more clearly. We are usually disturbed by other things, such as irrelevant wrong or wrong information of children. Negative emotions can also improve people’s visual memory by eliminating the influence of distractors.
more accurate judgements: A mild bad mood also reduces some biases and distortions in how people form impressions. For instance, slightly sad judges formed more accurate and reliable impressions about others because they processed details more effectively. We found that bad moods also reduced gullibility and increased scepticism when evaluating urban myths and rumours, and even improved people’s ability to more accurately detect deception. People in a mild bad mood are
have more acute judgment: relatively gentle bad feelingsEmotions also reduce the biases and distortions in people’s impressions. People in negative emotions also rely less on simple stereotypes.
motivation: Other experiments found that when happy and sad participants were asked to perform a difficult mental task, those in a bad mood tried harder and persevered more. They spent more time on the task,
incentive effect: there are also some experiments that show that when the subjects with positive and negative emotions deal with tasks of the same difficulty, the subjects with negative emotions will work harder and persist longer.
better communication: The more attentive and detailed thinking style promoted by a bad mood can also improve communication. We found people in a sad mood used more effective persuasive arguments to convince others,
are more effective in communication: we find that people in distress will adopt more persuasive arguments to persuade others, can better understand ambiguous sentences, and communicate more smoothly in conversation.
increased fairness ：Other experiments found that a mild bad mood caused people to paygreater attention to social expectations and norms,
are more fair:
are more fair: experiments show that people will pay more attention to social expectations and rules if they moderate bad emotions, and they will be less selfish and more fair when they treat others.
counting the cut of happiness
resist the worship of happiness
it is also increasing recognized that being in a good mood, aspire some advanced ages,
more and more people realize that although maintaining a good mood will bring some benefits, it is not always as we wish.
these findings suggest that the unresponsive pursuit of happiness may be self defying. A more balanced assessment of the costs and benefits of good and bad moods is long overdue. A more fair view of the costs and benefits of positive and negative emotions is the long-term solution.