I can think of a number of reasons, but it’ll take too much time to explain here.
Here is the Long and Short of it. Short tempers, Short fuses… Long-simmering emotions just waiting to erupt! Taking our frustrations out on your neighbor, your co-worker, your spouse (or significant other); the person who leaned in too closely on public transportation, violating your personal space, sets the stage for a hair-trigger flare of anger, often leading to uncontrollable rage, albeit temporarily.
But the damage is irreparably done.
Words CAN hurt. And even though sticks-and-stones-may-break-your-bones, words still leave an impression. Much like the Internet, you can’t “unread” a damaging (often Fake) headline about the enemy, any more than you can “take-back” an insult!
Muttering a Racial Epithet, not understanding the implications of the slight, only having to apologize for (not) being Racist may seem disingenuous, but for many, they can’t seem to explain “why” no more than the people who voted for Trump can explain why he was a much better candidate than Hillary.
It’s been one year since his Election and the anger among us seems more prevalent than ever before. We don’t understand “why” we just know we are angry — All The Time!
Money is the #1 problem for our anger. Its the reason why people get divorced; one person spends too much money, or, one person loses their job and can’t keep the family together. The predatory lenders that caused Americans to lose their homes in the tens of thousands of millions upon millions…
If you had only three-years left on your 30-year mortgage to own your home, and lost it to Foreclosure, you’d be angry too.
If you lost your job because your company went overseas, and are now forced to work for 1/2 your pay, you’d be angry too.
If you have Student Loan Debt, and don’t earn enough to pay back the loan AND pay your Rent, Food and Cell Bill, you’d be angry too.
So I get why the majority of Americans are ANGRY!
The bad news? America needs therapy. The Healing? Will NOT come from the so-called tax break the Republicans gave themselves at Our Expense!
And you want to know why you’re sooo angry?
It’s the Economy, Stupid! But then again, Vote for the least corrupted politician! Since [All] politicians are crooked, it’s apparent the Bad one’s far outweigh the Good ones!
Let’s make 2018 the year of Good.
Putting you anger aside will make someone else happy, well, at least inadvertently.