To me, it seems like a really fucked up trauma has more impact than a euphoric experience. Falling in genuine love seems to be one of the most euphoric experiences we humans can partake in, and even that can be fleeting. People can move on from love relatively easily, but a trauma, most struggle all their lives attempting to move on from a serious one of those.
It's like when people patronize me. If I'm struggling at something and someone is like 'Hey good job, keep going!', it would have no effect what-so-ever, I'd continue at my mediocre pace and maybe finish the task. But if some smug cunt was like 'Nice job, maybe you'll be done next decade,' I would do everything in my power to get it finished as quickly as possible just so I can give them the finger and feel amazing.
There seems to be some sort of 'FUCK YOU' attitude when faced with negativity, at least when it's something that really gets under the skin. Whereas positivity is always met with a forced smile and a meagre feeling that disappears after half an hour.
Maybe I feel this way because I live a somewhat privileged and easy life, one devoid of any real negativity, as if I've literally come to take all the positivity around me for granted. That's definitely a plausible explanation.
What do you think? Would you say that traumatic experiences have had more impact on you than your euphoric ones?