Some Fridays I'm not really in the mood to write about the topic that was chosen. Sometimes that is because it is a difficult topic, but sometimes that is because I'm just not in the mood. But what I have found is that if I just start tackling the assignment, I soon get in the mood.
I have a theory that moody people are either just trying to get attention, or are trying to control other people. And it does work to a degree, because they do get attention. And people do often jump to try to salve their mood. But I think that in the long run, moodiness doesn't pay. I'm thinking, in particular, of a friend of mine who has a lot of health problems, and will soon be forced to live in a care center. When she is in the hospital, and things don't go her way, she yells and threatens to leave. And in fact, she has left the hospital several times, against doctor's orders, even when she needed to be there. I keep picturing her living in a care center, and I imagine what will happen when things don't go her way. I'm sure she will get in a sour mood and start yelling and carrying on. The nurses will scramble in and try to get her to calm down. But in the long run, this kind of behavior will work against her, just as it works against all moody people.
What my friend, and other moody people can't foresee, is that in the long run, they will be very lonely people. If you are pricked by a sharp cactus thorn, you will be sure to keep your distance. The same goes for people who are afflicted by the moodiness of others. My friend will find that the nurses in the care center won't go the extra mile to make her happy. In fact, they will probably avoid her except when necessary.
Being moody may pay off in the moment. It may give us control over people immediately so that we get what we want. But in the long run, moodiness just alienates us from others. Just as our grandparents used to say, it really is true that you "catch more flies with honey".
I wonder if the other consortium members are feeling moody today. If you would like to find out, please check their links below! :)
Rummuser, Anu, Ashkok, Gaelikka, Grannymar, , Padmum, Magpie11, andAkanksha,Will Knot, Maria the Silver Fox, Anki, Nema Noor Paul Plain Joe, and Rohit
and The Old Fossil, and our newest member MAXI!