It can be a challenge to be nice to people (especially family) when one is in a bad mood, or when things are not going one’s way. But there are many people who manage to do it. What is their secret?
Monday, November 21, 2011
In Good Times, and Bad Times
In my reading last night of Stephen King’s Needful Things, Danforth Keeton is nice to his wife, for a change. Ordinarily, he is verbally abusive towards her, as he harshly berates her whenever things don’t go his way. But he’s happy right now because he got from Leland Gaunt a device that helps him to predict winners in horse-races.