The Holy Cow of Moods

Every day, I encounter an article which suggests that it is perfectly normal to have “moods.” Remember our discussion of product placement? The idea of “moods” serves is part of this strategy. Today’s bit of pop culture wisdom on moods is the following:

You already know moods shape your experience.

No, I don’t know anything of the kind. I haven’t had “a mood” in my life. But I know what it’s like to have my “experience” shaped by people who think it’s OK to allow themselves “moods.” And that’s a knowledge I’d rather have done without.

The article proceeds to tell people how to use their “bad moods” to become more productive at work. The possibility of finding the cause of the problem and getting better is not even mentioned.

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