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THINGS PEOPLE DONâ€™T LIKE â€“ AND THINGS THEY DO. Many people have strong opinions, especially when it comes to what they like and donâ€™t like. Research has found that preferences are affected by our experiences, genetics, environment, family, friends and other factors, reported Ana Clemente in The Conversation. Some people, for example, have neophobia, an aversion to anything new or unfamiliar. Here are a few things that people have said they dislike, gathered from surveys and social media.
Â· Driving at night or in bad weather.
Â· Redoing a home repair because it was done poorly the first time.
Â· Making multiple trips to the hardware store for the same project.
Â· Working from 9 to 5 (commenters preferred a flexible schedule).
Â· Waiting in line.
Â· Rising prices, aka inflation.
Â· Oversharing on social media.
Â· Taking surveys.
Â· Worrying about income after retirement.
Sometimes, an unexpected event can spark delight and change your outlook. A snack company in the United Kingdom asked people the kinds of spontaneous surprises that improve their mood during the day or week. Here are some of the moments survey respondents enjoyed.
- Finding forgotten cash in the pocket of a jacket.
- Receiving a compliment from a stranger.
- Having someone let them go first at a store checkout.
- Hearing a favorite song on the radio.
- Being recognized with a bonus at work.
- Hitting all green lights as they drive along the road.
- Getting a whiff of a favorite scent from childhood.
- Having a loved one say theyâ€™re proud of you.
- Doing something nice for someone else.
Many respondents said spur-of-the-moment events brought joy, or restored their faith in humanity, about twice a week on average, reported The Good News Network.
What brings delight to your life?
Weekly Focus â€“ Think About It
"But we overlay the present onto the past. We look back through the lens of what we know now, so weâ€™re not seeing it as the people we were, weâ€™re seeing it as the people we are, and that means the past has been radically altered.â€ť
â€”Ann Patchett, author (Dutch House)