I've been off of cigarettes for almost a week now. I'm chewing nicotine gum like mad, but I can still feel myself melting down inside. The world seems like such a crummy place to be right now. It's only the lack of other habitable worlds that's keeping me here!
I started to realize how thoroughly my world-view is affected by my mood when I watched a movie I hated for a second time. (When I was maybe 25). I enjoyed it. Turns out I don't hate the movie at all.
I've since seen tons of evidence that my mood completely colors my view of the world. For instance, some days JWD seems so alive and full of interesting stuff. I can't pull my eyes away from it all! Today, nothing looks interesting. I actually thought, "Man, look at all these boring threads". Then I thought back over my attitude for the past several days, and lo and behold, it all went downhill slightly less than a week ago! (I'm sure it's just a coincidence that I also stopped smoking then...)
Ugh.... This is SO not fun. Capping it all, I have no real work to do so I'm reading a "best practices" document for a language I've never even worked in. Yeah, this is fun.