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Does good news feel better if you've had to wait longer for it?

Asked by ANef_is_Enuf (26839points) August 4th, 2011

Today I got some good news that I have essentially been waiting 7 years to hear. It felt so good that I cried uncontrollable tears of joy. I am sure it would be good news, regardless of the time lapsed, but do you think that waiting a long time for something makes it sweeter in the end?

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Simone_De_Beauvoir's avatar

I don’t know. Sometimes, waiting longer than expected makes you number at the news.

Hibernate's avatar

Usually the longer you wait the better they sound.

MilkyWay's avatar

Not in my opinion. Good news is good news and sounds great whenever you get it.

Cruiser's avatar

It can…I waited 8 long years to finally get what I was waiting for and in a way I wish it was 8 months instead of 8 years. 8 years is a long time to want something and then there is the be careful for what you wish for element too! Congrats on the good news!!

Brian1946's avatar

What’s the good news that you got?

tranquilsea's avatar

Great news is good to get at any point.

I’m interested to know what your good news is too if you’re willing to share :-)

zenvelo's avatar

After four years of infertility treatment, assisted insemination, GIFT, IVF, etc., when my ex came home with the news she was pregnant I was ecstatic, the wait didn’t detract.

When the judge finally declared that my marriage will be absolutely over on December 1 of this year, it was just “finally, after all this effing time.”

I think it depends on the news and whether it will be real some day, or if there is a chance you’ll never get the good news.

woodcutter's avatar

If the wait made me anxious to the point of been distressed it would be welcome sure, but still.

Mariah's avatar

Curious as to what happened Neffie… congratulations!

I agree with you. When the thing you’re seeking has been elusive for a long time, it’s all the more sweet when you finally achieve it.

Seelix's avatar

I think it can make things sweeter. Whatever it is that you’re happy about, Neffie, I’m happy for you!

Bellatrix's avatar

Sometimes, but I think if you have been waiting a long time for some news, when it arrives it can be an anticlimax. So… it depends.

And mirroring the comments here .. spill? What is this wondrous news?

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