Everything in the world has pros and cons. Depends on how you choose to view Aspects of a particular fact. It’s like which story do you want to tell yourself to convince of your actions your likes your dislikes and most importantly your feelings for the same facts. And story can be completely different at different points of time for the same fact. And of course totally different feelings for the same fact by two different people.
So let’s start with the fact where there can be no debate. A lot of developed countries like Canada and large parts of United States(NY, Boston,etc)have very cold winter. By that I mean consistently below 0°C for at least 3 to 5 months. A number of tea is consistently below -10°C Maybe with lot of snow. The amount of sunshine per day during winter is very low as well compared to other places say India or Florida, San Francisco.
Sunshine is directly linked to feeling good. It’s not me who is saying it’s a fact. You can Google your life and you will hopefully not come across reliable reliable source which says otherwise.
Growing up in India where summer is hot winter is well mild compared to Canada I never put too much emphasis on sunlight. It was like always there. And there was a special religious Puja Chath where people actually workshipped Sun God. In fact offering water to sun daily is the ritual which lord of Indian people to even today. Someone might say it’s just some old illogical religious belief probably with no connection with science. Maybe,,,
But having lived in Canada for just three years basically three winters I am now slowly realizing the importance of sunlight daily in our life. This is my opinion but it derives from the fact that sun sunlight essentially dries human happiness. No sun from morning to evening it’s just gloomy. No sunlight on your bare skin for five months boy that’s torture.
I used to wonder why the worst in people become so happy that Summer was coming. now I realize. Somewhere in India was hot with electricity not there and everybody inside their homes because it was too damn hot outside. What is the cold summer in Canada or New York or Boston it’s essentially the February or March season in India. Mild below 30°C temperature every day for at least two months. It’s the happiest days which people in Canada and cold countries get.
Happiness is when you have people whom you love unlike and it’s compounded if you are outside in the sun in the fresh air and you can run around freely. Without having a burden off gloves boots parka and all that crap which winter brings.
Do an experiment right now pick out your phone either the Google photos or the Apple photos page to zoom and check out which months you have taken the most number of pictures. Most number of pictures where you’re happy you’re laughing you’re outside you have sunlight. You have all around the people – happy families- happy, kids happy. Neighbourhoods where kids are cycling others are playing without fear of cold wintry conditions. Freedom it’s taken away by the winter. Remain locked in your home or go to the supposed enjoyable winter sports. Yea ,,, seriously, But in summer(or in SF/TX) you don’t need to go to any resort to enjoy. You just go out of your home and enjoyment begins.
You’ll be surprised or probably not surprised that the happiest moments are not within the confines of air-conditioned home. It’s when you’re outside near the sun or in the shade but at least outside. When going out doesn’t need checking out the temperature and the number of jackets you need to carry. When going out means you just go out whatever you were wearing. Go whenever you can without the fear without limitation without condition. Sunlight with mild temperature assures you you will be happy free and enjoy your life.
I envy the people who live in SF , Florida or large parts of Texas where they’re not confined for 4 to 5 months in the crap air conditions of the home.
People say that you should change what you don’t like if you can. Maybe I’m working on it.