February 20: Thoughts for the Day

Here’s the thing. The character of a place can influence a person’s mood. A person’s mood or sense of comfort in his or her environment are defined by the place, then.  So, it makes sense to say changing  places is what changes the mood.  Move from NYC to Albuquerque, for example.

But, a person can change the character of a place.  New curtains, clearing clutter, painting, etc., can make a place seem like a different place.  So, it makes sense to say changing the place is what changes the mood.  Change the curtains in NYC, for example, or painting can make the place seem like a new environment.

Mood, then, is manufactured.  Changing it may involve changing places or changing the place.

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3 Responses to February 20: Thoughts for the Day

  1. Juan and coffeehouser…I think the logic is legitimate, to a great extent, but it’s also flawed. Changing one’s place is akin to altering mood internally. Everything is interactive, isn’t it, Juan? Context defines us. Far more than we define context, I think.

  2. juan says:

    Great placement of some logic here. As Michael Polanyi pointed out, “all knowledge is personal.”

    I love the idea of what you presented here, John: Everything is interactive.

  3. coffeehouser says:

    I’m not disagreeing, but I submit that mood also can be altered entirely internally.

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