It is difficult for me to understand why people are so angry online. I have to deal with strangers by email frequently and there are lots of very angry people out there.
Politics in particular seems to divide folks and cause angry postings.
This is an interesting opinion on why anger might be so prevalent:
I think that the pull of religion is at least partly due to the fact that we feel less lonely and more a feeling of belonging when we are part of a religious group. That is especially true if we are actively involved with that group. Do we need something other than religion (which itself can be divisive when it is fanatical)?
The last two paragraphs of that article are particularly important I think. And the closing sentence:
"Each of us can be happier, and America will start to heal, when we become the kind neighbors and generous friends we wish we had."
Although I consider myself to be a friendly and social person, I am vowing now to be more so.
Is this a good challenge for everyone?