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  1. #1
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    Are Anger and Kindness Contageous?

    I have many anecdotes indicating emotions like anger and happiness are contagious. There was a story on NPR this morning saying that there is scientific evidence this is is the case. I'm not surprised at all.

    A link to NPR story.

    One takeaway from this is that we all have power to affect the world we live in, sowing good seeds or bad.


    Have a good day and pass it on.

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    You have to be cruel to be kind. I heard that on the radio, too.


    (I agree with your point life is often what you make it, so be happy and spread it around. Always pay it forward.)
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    I agree that kindness is contagious but don't agree that anger is. Most people shy away from angry people.

    Not that I know anything about the latter since I am the source of all light and joy in my household. Unless there is excessive crap left within my eye scan.
    Nothing incites bodily violence quicker than a Duke fan turning in your direction and saying 'scoreboard.'

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    Can this article be both fascinating and not surprising?

    Thanks for sharing.

  5. #5
    Quote Originally Posted by weezie View Post
    I agree that kindness is contagious but don't agree that anger is. Most people shy away from angry people.

    Not that I know anything about the latter since I am the source of all light and joy in my household. Unless there is excessive crap left within my eye scan.
    Maybe anger isn't but I believe negativity is. Seen it in action too many times.

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    Quote Originally Posted by weezie View Post
    I agree that kindness is contagious but don't agree that anger is. Most people shy away from angry people.

    Not that I know anything about the latter since I am the source of all light and joy in my household. Unless there is excessive crap left within my eye scan.
    Except on message boards? Where any angry reply begets a dozen angry replies?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mtn.Devil.91.92.01.10.15 View Post
    Except on message boards? Where any angry reply begets a dozen angry replies?
    Is that a positive negative feedback loop?

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