Psychology

Foreboding joy or anticipating regret

The day after Thanksgiving. Our bellies are full. We’ve taking a 1,001 naps. We may have shopped. Perhaps solely online. We are starting to decorate the Christmas trees. And, here is our conundrum. Our minds are racing to figure out what the holidays will look like. Quarantined. A bit too much eggnog. Not enough hugs.

Are we in the mindset of foreboding joy or are we anticipating regret? Conflicting emotions. Conflicting forecasting. We are in a topsy-turvy unbalanced brain wave. We can hope. But so many of us last December had high hopes for 2020. And, this was the year that wasn’t. Do we think we will regret certain actions to come? Are we scared of expecting joy?

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  1. I’m reading from Sydney, Australia, where we don’t celebrate Thanksgiving. It’s not part of our history, though we have plenty to be thankful for (eg: a total of 900 deaths from COVID so far, when the US is currently having more deaths than that every single day). 2020 has certainly been an anxious year. I’m glad that you are swapping presidents. I hope that 2021 is a better year for the world. It’s not an unreasonable thing to hope. One last thing: today in Sydney the temperature went up to 41 degrees Celsius (nearly 106 degrees Fahrenheit). How’s that for topsy-turvy?

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