January 7 Meditation (Mattias Ditto Dittrich)

January 7 Meditation (Mattias Ditto Dittrich)

“No matter how much we try to control it, our mood will always swing back and forth.”

Seems intuitive. Moods change, at different rates for different people, and presumably with different states representing neutral or zero.

In Mattias’ game, mood is never still. It swings from one side of the screen to the other, changing shape (from colourful circle to grey square) whenever it crosses the central line. “Every time the mood changes we learn something,” the intro continues. “And the line grows.” There’s something noble about the notion that we need our changing moods to learn and grow, a counter to fantasies of eternal happiness.

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