May 29, 2006

There's no news like bad news

It's occurred to me more of late that people don't tend to take an interest in a debate unless it's negative or they can contribute in a negative way. Most of my positive topical posts seem to attract very little, if any, comment, suggesting to me that the old saying that "there's no news like bad news" is true, and that people aren't interested in having a positive outlook, just trying to find something to moan about. The strange ways of human nature.

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  1. It's the same reason Brits are world–renowned for talking incessantly about the weather.

    29 May 2006, 17:11

  2. Chris Palmer

    Possibly it has something to do with the length of the reply, or the fact that it's easier to oppose than support almost anything.

    29 May 2006, 22:07

  3. Very true about it being much easier to oppose Chris – perhaps that's it! I guess people are generally much more motivated when they disagree with something to argue with it, than to lend their support with comment when they agree with it.

    29 May 2006, 22:15

  4. Chris Palmer

    That's about it.

    29 May 2006, 22:28

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