Moody people confuse me.
One day, they are nice, happy even. Sometimes they are talkative and other days they just look at you like you are crazy for even speaking to them. They might laugh with you one day and “bark” at you others.
To me, this kind of person is more confusing than that of the hateful person I mentioned in my blog a couple of days ago.
Is it due to a chemical imbalance? I know that there are truly REAL conditions that are diagnosed, but if that is not the case, what is it? Is it the breakfast they consumed? The weather? The circumstances of their morning. A word someone spoke? A look? What they are wearing!? Even though a definite reason might be pinpointed (besides a chemical problem which I don’t understand either because I’m not a doc) — I still think I’d be confused.
I guess it’s because I don’t think like that. I do get in a funk mood at times. Truth be told, today is kind of funky for me. I’m getting things done, but I feel overwhelmed. It’s not because of my classes. My students are being awesome. They are working and doing great things in class. I have other things on my desk that need to be done. I need to send things off and meet future deadlines. I am a little anxious about upcoming projects. But I can’t really tell you EXACTLY why I’m feeling funky. I just do.
But here’s the difference between me and the moody people I come across…
Unless you are reading this blog, are my best friend or my husband–you would never know I’m in a funky mood. I might be a little more quiet than I usually am or I might walk a little slower, but for the most part, I still talk, I still smile, I still walk and work. Why is it so hard for some to battle through a bad mood? (minus the chemical thing)
Do they see no hope? Are they not able to look at their circumstance and recognize that, somewhere, someONE, has it worse than them!?! It truly is all about how you look at it.
A bad mood can be adjusted by perspective, but some can’t avert their eyes from whatever has made them feel funky. Once they feel this way, they can’t stop but ooze it all over those around them. That is the part that confuses me the most. I shouldn’t be subjected to something that I had nothing to do with. That seems very unfair to me and again, CONFUSING.
I guess this blog is just to vent a bit about the moody people. I used to work with one that was about the worse I’ve ever seen so, I am blessed that I’m not subjected to that one anymore. (perspective)
Are you moody?
Leaving you with the moods of Calvin: