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By Lu Sweet
Western Wyoming Community College 

Lifelong learning: taking perspective on moods


March 20, 2019

I read a passage in a book recently, describing mood contagion.

Mood contagion says that when a person walks in the room, we can automatically sense if they are sad, angry, anxious, or upset and unless we are very mindful, their negative mood can overtake ours. Similarly, if we are happy or joyful, we can project that to others.

I agree completely. Many times I have heard myself say, “Oh man, it’s Monday,” or “the weather is awful,” when really I should be saying, “I get to go to work and support my family,” or “After work, the kids and I really need to build a snowman.”...

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