Good Day World!
We're living in an age of rage.
People are pissed off to the point that nearly any inter-social action could turn into a fight.
Remember the Friendly Skies the airlines use to brag about back in the day? They're not so friendly now. We've even coined a phrase for what's happening: air rage.
Cases of "air rage," or incidents in which a passenger angrily loses control, have continued to increase in the past few years.
Airlines reported 10,854 cases of "air rage" last year, according to the International Air Transport Association. That marks a 16.5 percent jump from 2014, when 9,316 cases were reported.
Then we have Road Rage.
The cases of angry drivers continue to climb and are becoming more deadly by the year.
Toddler Dies After Road Rage Gun-Fire Hits Car
Nearly 80 percent of drivers expressed significant anger, aggression or road rage behind the wheel at least once in the past year, according to a new study released by the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety.
We have brawls in shopping malls:
Nation-wide mall brawls Have Authorities Looking at social media.
So what is going on? People are a lot less tolerant for starters. The bottom line is most Americans are stressed out to the max.
This year's biggest stressor has been election anxiety.
The American Psychological Association has released some preliminary data from its upcoming annual "Stress in America" report, on the nation's level of anxiety specifically around this election.
There's a thousand things that can seriously irritate a person in this fast-paced society. The ability to cope with them makes the difference between being happy, or full of rage.
In the end it's up to each one of us.
Time for me to walk on down the road...