What happens to the happy people and the unhappy person? Do they dis-connect? Do the happy people go back to being happy again? Where does the unhappy person go? Why is s/he unhappy? Has s/he destroyed the happiness?
My point with part one of this fairy tale was: in a network we want response, an answer. People are responsible. And now the questions in the comments made me think. (That is what connectivism is all about, is it?)
What happens, do they disconnect? That would be not very connective, would it not?
But a very wise lady said: “…Happiness is contagious and negativity is contagious too. If we work on making negative people positive, we will waste our time and our energy….” (see comment of Hanan on part one)
Do the other people in the network have a responsibility to make him happy? (Is that possible?)
Do the happy people go back to being happy again? MMmm, something frightening has happened, if this was a real fairy tale we could say: “And they lived long and happy” In real life this could be a sad history, of grieve and sorrow.
Do the people in the network help and comfort each other? Do they have to help, is this a responsibility? They are in a network and they do have influence. If this really is a happy network they will be happy again, because happiness is contagious.
Where does the unhappy person go? Well may be this troll does observe what went wrong and will learn a lesson from it. Or may be is the troll stupid and just goes on being unhappy and making other people unhappy.
Why is s/he unhappy? Why does the this troll make other people unhappy is a better question.
Has s/he destroyed the happiness? Yes the troll has destroyed happiness. The troll was responsible and (as trolls will) acted irresponsible. What shall we do with this unhappy troll, throw out? Give a chance? Punnishment?
If you are a teacher you could tell in the classroom part I and than ask the students to write a part II for the story.