infection: avoid the unhappy and unlucky – law 10 – #48laws by robert greene

Law 10

You can die from someone else’s misery – emotional states are as infectious as diseases. You may feel you are helping the drowning man but you are only precipitating your own disaster. The unfortunate sometimes draw misfortune on themselves; they will also draw it on you. Associate with the happy and fortunate instead. –Robert Greene, The 48 Laws of Power (review)