We have a problem, and everyone knows it. But, so far, very few are willing to do anything. Outrage is a way of life.
This is most apparent on social media, but the virus has infected almost every platform where Americans come together to discuss our problems.
Do you have a problem with outrage? Here are some signs to look out for.
Are you afflicted?
These are the signs that you might be addicted to outrage. Are you addicted to social media? Do you use it to look for stories to be angry about? Are you only able to comment on the things that make you angry? Do you only share negative comments?
There might be a problem.
Are you demanding 100% of your family and friends? Or do you threaten to cut off their contact completely? Do you only want to find people who agree with you, and you don’t engage in thoughtful and honest conversations with those who may disagree?
It sounds like you are an outrage addict.
What can you do?
The good news is…
There are simple ways to make your outrage less addictive.
Do not assume the worst motives for people with whom you disagree.