There’s a life sustaining aspect to our negativity. It’s all about the human need and ability to sense danger. If you don’t know where the danger is you won’t be able to avoid it. And if you can’t avoid it you might fall prey to it and die. See the logic?
Except there’s one glaring flaw: 99.9 percent of the time, there is no danger and so, by your spending say, 20 percent of your time obsessing over pure negativity – you have eradicated, (for no good reason whatsoever) 20 percent of your potential for joy. But who notices this kind of stuff?
An excerpt from Going Silent by Peter Himmelman on Huffington Post