“It doesn’t matter how well your day is going.
All it takes is one little off-hand comment to ruin it, right? That’s because the brain is hardwired to remember the negative interactions better than the positive ones.
But recent discoveries suggest that the higher regions of the brain can actually modify how the lower regions function, that we can use our intention and our attention in sustained, focused ways to overcome the brain’s negative bias so that it can be within our control to determine how bad experiences affect us.
In other words, unless you’re clinically depressed, being unhappy may, in fact, be a choice.” Daniel Pierce in Perception