We all tend to get upset over neutral events that happen to us all day because we assign a false attribution to the event. We can think it through and realize that we have mistakenly attributed something negative to the otherwise neutral event. But negative attributions are part of human nature, and the most effective way to work with troubling thoughts is to learn how to defuse, disentangle, and step back from those negative attributions, seeing them as nothing but brain droppings.