The Weather- Boredom Bringer or Decision Decider?

They say that only people who are extremely boring, talk about the weather. By convention, the weather is something you discuss about when you have nothing else left in your box of ideas.

But if we think about it, the weather affects most of the stuff we do in our day to day lives! Suppose you’ve made plans to go out for a picnic on a beautiful summer’s day and you’ve packed everything and are completely ready to go. Then, suddenly, BAM. It’s raining. There goes your gorgeous afternoon.

Or, suppose it’s snowing and you’re looking forward to having a snowball fight in the park with your friends and suddenly the sun comes out again and withing minutes the snow is gone. Whoosh. Your snowballs just evaporated.

Not only does weather affect our actions, but also our mood. When it rains, some people become pensive. They go into a deep mode where everything and everyone suddenly has a higher purpose in life. Others become happy when it rains. Staring out at it, maybe curled up in a blanket with a hot chocolate. The sound of it hitting the window pane lulls them into a trance, slowing down their thoughts and eventually drifting them off into a peaceful sleep.

It recently rained a couple of days ago, and one of my friends became thoughtful when it did. The rain came out of nowhere. One minute there were clear skies, the next there weren’t. My friend was lying in her blankets, trying to convince herself to get up, when she suddenly had a flashback. Her second birthday. The rain. Exactly the same as this one. Her mother fussing about, getting everything ready. Fixing her hair and her make-up, essentially being the most important person in her life. She hadn’t realized it then, but now she does.

If you read closely, you realize that the link between the present day and her flashback, had been the rain. The weather! Here I am, writing an entire article on weather, but it doesn’t seem boring to me. In fact, it’s actually pretty interesting. The weather not only affects our course of actions but also our psychological mind. If we’re ever planning a trip, we always look at the weather there and then take further action. If you’re going to Russia in the middle of the winter then that’s no fun. Similarly, going to India in the summer is a sure way of getting a heat stroke. In one way or the other, directly or indirectly, consciously or subconsciously, we end up giving a great importance to the weather, whether we like it or not.


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