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

3) Breathe

4) Read things in a silly voice like Kermit the Frog

We CAN choose to control how we react.

One response to “Does the Internet make us angrier?”

  1. Fjothr Odinsdottir Lokakvan says :

    Point 4 is excellent. I’m going to try to remember that one.

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