Climate Control

The idea that the weather and people’s moods are connected is quite old. Do you agree? If yes, how does the weather affect your mood?

A few years ago there was a study by universities in Arizona and Northwest Missouri that found that cows stand up for longer when it is hotter because it helps lower their core body temperature. This study lends credibility to stories I was told as a child that when a herd was lying down it was a sure sign of rain which is normally preceded by a drop in air temperature.

This got me thinking… The last thing I want to be doing when I’m too hot is standing up. Likewise, when it’s raining I would rather be feeling the urge to get out the rain than stay in it. Surely this annoys the cows?! “For crying out loud! I’m trying to stay warm but I’m getting ****ing drenched here!”

In all seriousness though, I think weather can affect people’s moods, it’s just the degree to which it does this. I’m sure that people far brighter than I know the scientific relation between sunlight and mood. I think when you look outside on a rainy day it can put a downer on things. I got annoyed with the snow years ago cause I wanted to do things but couldn’t get the car off the drive.

My opinion would be that when good things happen, they are not tempered by the weather. I’m “lucky” enough for the purpose of this post to have had the same rubbish things happen both in summer and winter and neither was / is fun. I think if you don’t have a strong feeling either way, maybe the weather can affect you, but major ugly things still don’t look pretty in the sunshine and are too heavy to be blown away by the storms.

Everywhere you go, always take the weather with you.
Everywhere you go, always take the weather.
Everywhere you go, always take the weather with you.
Everywhere you go, always take the weather, the weather with you.

Weather With You by Crowded House


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