Posted 2/11/2019 13:38 (#7313804 - in reply to #7313642) Subject: RE: Thats.....
North Central Illinois
Jim, I suppose not. Just a few threads down you weren't happy with our state government :)
I think farmer culture cultivated a tendency to talk about the negatives, even when we're happy. I have a few good non farming friends at church and they're working on helping me express the feelings of contentment that I actually have. It just feels more natural to say "man, the snow was awful and I only got half of my planned projects done this week" than "the snow is beautiful and I I had some quality time with the kids while shoveling snow and playing with them on the frozen ponds."