What's Worth Loving For?
The negativity is exhausting.
We can’t talk about news unless it’s with someone who voted as we did. If we didn’t vote, we’ve been shamed, making it less likely that we will again. Even weather is a dicey subject at work. Some friends are not so close. A couple family members call less frequently. Or not at all. You’re shocked to learn someone you actually liked would stand with Kavanaugh or take a knee with Kaepernick.
Even agitated, angry or downright scared, we’re burned out on war metaphors, divisive baiting, and a pervasive subtext – are you for us or against us? – the necessary fuel to power political vitriol on just about every medium channel.
Who is us, exactly?