why bad news travels faster than good news?

@tudors (1556)
China
February 7, 2009 3:41am CST
It is said that bad news travels fast. why is it so? Why people are more concerned about other people's tragedy, bad luck than their good news, promotion, pay rise? Out of jealousy?
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5 responses
@vishwaskg (514)
• India
7 Feb 09
Its more to do with the human nature ,look around you ,even the case of newspapers,any bad news ,its put up in big ,bright ,bold writing ,but a good news is put somewhere in the middle pages missing everyones view. Maybe it is something to do with evolution,where then people would be ready to hear bad news ,so as to get prepared for the on coming dangers,and whereby they could prevenntive measures at the earliest .But as for good news ,it would make them complacent ,so they were slightly disinterested with that . well that was my part of theory ... but one thing sure i would like to celebrate good news more than regret for bad news,we need to start with ourself and show the examples.
@tudors (1556)
• China
7 Feb 09
hi, wishwasky, you are quite right, it is human nature as if only bad news arouse our interest. thanks for the fast response.
@underdogtoo (9599)
• Philippines
7 Feb 09
This seems to be true and it is quite pathetic. I would much rather give good news than bad. Cheers!!
@scheng1 (24742)
• Singapore
7 Feb 09
Jealousy? Guess so. I admit I'm one of the guilty. Especially when those colleagues that I dont like get scolding from boss, I will eagerly spread to all those who dont like them also. Somehow feel vindicated when spreading gossip, dont know why! Come to think of it, it's really very silly, after all, no increment or promotion for spreading bad news!
@sunita64 (6473)
• India
7 Feb 09
That is a very negative trend but that is true. People love to gossip about others,may be they derive sadistic pleasure out of it. Anyway I feel it should be reverse, good news should travel faster.
@mjmlagat (3171)
• Philippines
7 Feb 09
Maybe people are getting pessimistic these days that they always hunger for some negative events happening?..or maybe people are more aware and vigilant in these days events that they tend to relay and absorb faster bad news? I'm not really sure but I also observed this.