As we walked and jogged and ran, we sang along with the street side entertainers who beat their drums, creating a tribal feel that so represented the overarching feeling of the occasion. There was a kinship, a rapport, a solidarity of sorts, an unshakeable experience of “Oneness".”
Leaning towards the negative is completely normal.
As the human mind evolved over several hundred, thousand years, it was vitally important to learn from negative experiences so that we could outwit predators and avoid dangers. So now the mind registers negative experiences very quickly and highlights them and stores them in memory.
In a typical day we are juggling like crazy, family, pets, work, laundry, shopping, cooking, cleaning, bills, emails, deadlines, appointments, information overload, emergencies, own needs, right at the bottom!