Not that bad news was ever welcome. Lots of wisdom in that cliche that the messenger bearing bad news is shot. But bad news, except in the media where it is brisk business, is particularly unwelcome today. Oy vey, we can't handle one more bit of it.
Necessary reality: Frame all negative developments in a wrapper of positive thinking. Got canned today? Roll this out as the push you needed to get unstuck from that old job, career path, being a scapegoat in the office.
Note: Even therapists want to hear good news from their clients.