The negative voices on Hive are loud, but often have very little skin in the game behind them, the positive voices tend to have a lot of skin.
Elementary my Dear Watson!
And there are many psychological and emotional reasons for that.
Those who have a lot of skin in the game have no choice but being positive. Since the sense of potential loss is way higher than those with less skin in the game who can afford being more neutrally agnostic & skeptics. And as the saying says: "Faith is the last thing that is lost" Therefore, as everything tend to be pretty common in these situations/positions... ¿what else can the former do but staying blindly positive?
but the negative weighs twice as heavy.
Yeah! maybe because 'negativity' (or defensive pessimism as I like to call it) if it is specially exerted with reasonably strong and solid arguments of logic and critical thinking, always will tend to sound way more convincing than any lightweight optimism and blind faith.
More often than not. Negativity or 'Defensive Pessimism' is not more than the tangible result of a great deal of very accurate & attent observations to the details and vivid past experiences. :)