Law 10: Infection: Avoid the unhappy and the unlucky
- You’ll die from other’s misery – emotional states are as infectious as diseases.
- The unfortunate draw misfortune on themselves and will draw it on you.
- Associate with the happy and fortunate.
People are selfish by nature so it only make sense that they try to find someone to share the pain with. They believe it lightens the load rather than just creating more misery.
Anyone who ever got into trouble as a kid knows this feeling. Going to the principal’s office always felt better when you were going with your boys than facing that dickhead by yourself. People don’t really grow out of this mindset: they lack the emotional maturity to deal with their problems on their own
It goes back to the concept of creating value. Those who create attract other people into their sphere of influence. However, some of those they attract are parasites, even if they don’t realize it. They find value and they suck it out due to the fact that they are incapable of creating it on their own. You are a landlord, they are squatters.
“Misery loves company sums this one up.”
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