By John Canzano, Bald Faced Truth: Scientists will tell you that our brains are hardwired to focus on negativity. Primitive man may have admired a great sunset, but he first needed to register threats around him to avoid death. Because of that, we’re told those more tuned into negative stimuli stayed alive.
Maybe it helps explain why a lot of us focus on things that are wrong vs. right. I’ve wondered if the critics in sports media are less inclined to note positive vs. negative because of how the gene pool was passed down.
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