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There is a growing discontent in the nation. And it’s getting worse. The shootings, the bombings, they are not independent random events. They are a symptom of a much larger epidemic that is at play.
We are a nation where many of our citizens are overworked, exhausted, financially strapped, alienated, and disconnected. We clock in day in and day out, and very often are left feeling unappreciated and uninspired. Of course we would be upset, agitated, and angry.
Some are describing this as "America's anger epidemic." And there are a few reasons: uncertainty in the job market and the economy, working long hours -- on average about one month more now than they did in the 1970s and with less vacation.
A recent study from the USA Today found 60 percent of Americans report feeling angry or irritable. That is up from 50 percent when a similar poll was taken in 2011.
Recently, I had the occasion to observe a group of employees working in a toxic work environment. I witnessed the decline of self-esteem in each one of them as they endured month after month of poor leadership and dysfunction in the work place. I was truly amazed at the change in countenance of each of these employees as their situation continually grew worse.
ATS .... what are you angry about?
How are you channeling your anger?
edit on 11/23/2013 by FlyersFan because: (no reason given)
They had to stop the study because it had discovered that 100% of drivers had road rage!
What's the point of getting angry?
Now I am honestly just disappointed.
People are angry because everything they do and say is controlled and they have no outlet for their frustration. People can only eat so much anger before they pop. See shootings as evidence of said frustration.