Excerpt from Cheeriness
If you greet a man with Isn't it sweltering to-day ten chances to one he will answer, Yes; it's roasting, or something to that effect; while if you pleasantly remark, Fine day, he will reply Delightful. What is the philosophy of this? Is it that the same man really feels the day different as he meets a growler or a cheery optimist? Yes, and no. He is more or less affected in his physical feeling by his mental attitude, of course; but, on the other hand, he expresses in his reply that inborn longing of every human being, if not of every rational creature, for sympathy, that instinct ive desire to be in accord with one's surroundings.
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