Does the Internet make us angrier?
Remember the common joke: “Someone is wrong on the internet!”
I have been a victim of this and even got into a feud with a very dear friend for weeks before a companion gave me a trick for dealing with the issue and then I could not even remember what he said originally that upset me other than I took at as an attack on “my people”. To be clear, at the time that was people who worked on a project with me and not some tribal or racial point of view.
Now, a Chinese study points to a strong possibility that the internet IS making us angrier:
So, what can you do?
1) Limit your time reading on the internet, especially certain social networks.
2) Get outside and walk, hike, et cetera
4) Read things in a silly voice like Kermit the Frog
We CAN choose to control how we react.