That response is to immediately look at the bright side, to see the gift, and to view it as a wonderful opportunity to develop. Right? Wrong.
The old back brain gets triggered, and you’re in fight or flight response. You get sarcastic, passive-aggressive, petty or crawl in your cave and watch Frasier reruns. That is your genetically programmed response to bad news. In other words, it’s normal.
Of course, you could re-program your response pattern. That is what neuro-scientists are now telling us.