This cartoon made me think of that saying, “we can do this the easy way, or the hard way,” which is really about your attitude, right?
I can only speak from my own experience, (I’ve tried it both ways) and found that you will NEVER feel bad, regret or lose sleep over bringing a positive energy to your day. Especially when you don't feel like it.
All of the sudden your day starts to turn around and open yourself to incredible people and opportunities you would have otherwise missed.
PS. I'm obsessed with New Yorker cartoons. In so many instances they nail it.