Life seems to be getter a little better; there’s more blue sky and optimism recently. That is so good!
But there is still a lingering edge.
I’m not expecting a magic solution to a major pandemic, but while the virus decreases, tension doesn’t seem to be falling accordingly.
The edge isn’t all about the pandemic, of course; COVID-19 just added fuel to the fire.
Why does healthy discussion seem to turn so quickly to hurtful division?
That’s a huge question with so many levels to it, and we see a wide range of divisions from personal relationships to politics.
Part of the reason for so much division is the elevation of fear, anxiety, and isolation. When people feel heightened levels of sustained pressure, they react in ways they normally would not react.
Added to that is the reality that life online has unleashed new habits of communication. It’s easy to argue online with someone you’ve never met.