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We had my son's fourth birthday party the day the Patriots beat the Falcons in the Super Bowl. As everyone knows, the bad guys won that day. My son got to eat chocolate cake, so the party wasn't ruined. Still, he brings it up from time to time. My kid isn't unique. Over and over again, research shows that people emphasise the negative over the positive, both in our memories and the here-and-now.


My daughter recently told me the one rule for playing with pretend guns at her preschool: "You can shoot someone. But you have to ask them if it's ok first. And they have to say yes."

And that was that. She went on eating her waffles. I had more questions.