Politicians are often measured less against a standard of actual accomplishment but rather than by the viciousness of their contrariness. This form of combatedness now pervades the sporting arena, ironically most prevalent in those sports proclaiming their nobility and ethos of valour.
To vent and spew bile for the purpose of garnering some psychological advantage over a competitor leaves a visible social footprint.
Success for many is defined as a destination that is reserved for a limited few, and in the spirit of darwinian 'survival of the fittest', only attained at the cost of trampling the meek into the ground.
Emotions are attracted to each other. They have a predictable chemical interaction. Irritable people find them surrounded by like afflicted souls. Angry children in the bodies of adults find themselves careering into their mirror images - the sight of which unleashes a violence, that the outsider can scaresly comprehend.
In times of community disaster, these same apparent sociopaths exhibit a completely different persona - empathetic and willing to risk life and limb to pull strangers out of burning buildings...
Attitude has a power to build or destroy. Positively expectant people do not always win the big prize, but their demeanour has a tendency to repel those on a different wavelength. Negative people need an audience to fuel their continual regurgitation of all that's wrong with the world - and the optimist is rarely a great source of indulgence.
Attitude is a choice and rarely if ever does negativity lead to faster or more effective solutions. In fact negativity is so mired in the self pity of the problem that solutions are elusive