Difference in outlook and Seasonal Affected Disorder

This is the view towards the west in the morning.

This is the view towards the east.
This is literally looking from left to right across a canal on the north side of Dublin. The photos are untouched; I snapped them because I couldn't believe how stark the difference was.

Easy to see how somebody traveling to work heading one way every morning might be more miserable than someone heading the other. Insert your own appropriate metaphor here.