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Angry? Don’t let it get to you and you’ll make a bigger difference

20 Feb

If you’re not angry, you’re not paying attention,” goes an old slogan that made numerous appearances at recent protests against the presidency of the Bottomless Pit Of Need. I take the point, I suppose, but it’s always struck me as wrongheaded. More and more, these days, getting enraged about politics feels like a substitute for action: an addictive emotional experience that tricks you into thinking it might be effective, but mainly just serves as a distraction. The problem’s even worse on social media, which serves up an overwhelming quantity of stuff worth getting angry about, then seductively implies that firing off a zinger – or repeatedly stabbing the favourite button on other people’s zingers – is somehow a useful response.

Source: Angry? Don’t let it get to you and you’ll make a bigger difference | Life and style | The Guardian

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