25 July 2010 1 Comment
What’s with the nastiness that’s going around these days? Is it the cardinal cross summer? Everyday on the news there someone shouting about something — Tea Party (not of the Alice kind), climate change denial, crazy road rage, peevish politicians, general random rudeness.
My workplace currently has battle-lines drawn down the middle (I’m staying clear of it) and people I know are in the most awful rows. The woman on the street who shouted ‘GOD LOVES YOU’ in my face had the nastiest scowl.
Sure, people are having a hard time — the screws seem to be tightening on different fronts — but there must be more productive ways to channel the nervous energy and ease the fear than stoke the fires of self-entitlement.
Will the early 21st century hereafter be known as the ‘Age of Anger and Resentment‘?