The Negativity Effect

If you’re a really mean person, you’re going to come back as a fly and eat poop

– Kurt Cobain

Call it what you will: karma, fate, devine intervention, the law of attraction, or (my personal favorite) cosmic comeuppance. Life certainly does have a – cause and effect – way about it. But what does it all mean? 

Honestly, I couldn’t really begin to describe the science behind the theories. For example, the law of attraction, made famous by The Secret,  just seems too far beyond my scope of thinking.

Incase you haven’t heard about this ideaology, it’s about the energy you put forth into the universe getting you the same energy in turn. Think positive get positive, think negative get negative. Some who practice go as far as stating that you can manifest whatever you want by simply sitting back and thinking about it. 

I do like to keep an open mind about these things because – hey – who knows right? Maybe it is possible to chat with some higher force, and ask it to bring you your life long desires. However, that’s not what this is about. I’m sure I’ll touch base on the theory at a later date. For the time being, you can learn all about it yourself. I’ll put a few links at the end of this article for your viewing pleasure. 

What I’m going for here is the opposite effect. How one bad thing can cause a viral effect that causes not only your day/week/month to spiral out of control, but for that of those around you. A chain reaction causing enough butthurt to have one another flinging poop at eachother like the good ol caveman days. 

Have you ever noticed that when at the office, there’s always one person who seems to suck the life out of the place because of their constant pouty attitude? Or that hypochondriac with the “whoa is me” mentality and discussing their most recent hangnail? They always seem to have some wrong-doings going on in their life. Always quoting, “Why do these things always happen to me?”

Then, out of nowhere, the entire department seems like it’s under a shroud of darkness reminiscent of the Mordor scene from The Lord of the Rings. Frodo and Samwise try to sneak through an Orc encompment. One minor event sends off and extremely violent string where orcs and goblins inevitably end up bashing eachother skulls in. 

In the office, you notice that people are suddenly snarky with one another. Betty from accounting starts arguing with George over billing issues with the offshore account. When suddenly, your boss explodes and let’s off on the entire floor.

One moment you’re with George making coffee, and having a delightful conversation about the local sports team. Then the next, he’s somewhere in a corner rocking back and forth muttering something in Japanese. You, ducking your head behind the cubicle trying to look busy and avoid being the next target of bossman’s fury. 

It’s what I like to call the Negativity Effect

What’s the logic behind it all? For some reason, it’s human nature to focus solely on the shitty events. It causes a static charge that magnetizes, and collects more crappy occurrences that are otherwise irrelevant. It seems to continue until, by the end of the day, you’re left crying alone into an already tear stained pillow. Only to have it start all over the next day. 

The Human brain is a magnificent thing. Full of complex processes constantly going 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Deep down however, there are hard wired subconscious primal patterns. Instinctual warning mechanisms that go off at a moments notice, causing you to be hyper sensitive of your surroundings. 

When something bad happens. Let’s say hypothetically, you step on Lego while getting out of bed. Your mind jolts into danger mode while actively looking for things that pose a threat. Suddenly the cap that’s left off the toothpaste, the train being late for the third day in a row, the cafe running out of your favorite blend, and the jerk from floor 11 not holding the door seems 100 times more aggravating. Before you know it, you’re shouting at poor George over a $20 shipping mishap. 

When you have that kind of tension, you show it visibly. Let it be pursed lips, hunched shoulders, and/or murderous twitching eye. People will instinctively notice your body language. Eventually setting off their own alarm, and sending them into hypersensitivity.

There you have it friends, an entire office system thrown into chaos because of one blasted piece of Lego. 

This happens all the time in every possible scenario you can think of. From small household arguments, to large communities tearing their hair out over an image that sort of maybe looks like male genitalia (but not really) on a poster of their kids favorite movie. 

It’s knowing how to realize the triggers, and to be conscious of the fact that you have every capability of stopping them from exploding in your face. I will cover how to do that in my next article.

In the meantime, here are some links to the law of attraction. It’s really worth looking into. If not for your belief in positively manifesting the car you’ve always wanted, it’s a Damn good model to learn how to use a well intended process to your life.

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