5 Human Reasons People Are Drawn to Negativity
Security. Being negative makes some people feel protected and secure. To them, thinking life is wonderful is risky.
Survival. People believe if they are always on watch for trouble, they will not be caught unaware. They will be ready to handle it.
Validation. People have unaddressed scars from past events. They live those negative scars and constantly seek validation for the wrong done to them.
Ease. It is easier to think that life and work are bad. Believing it could be better brings the challenge of making them better!
Voice of Powerlessness. The voices of negativity give a boost to people who feel powerless and disenfranchised. (Candidates running for office often use this human need to their advantage.)