I am seriously cutting back on Facebook until after the November 8th election. In fact, I'm considering stepping away completely until then.
There is an underlying current in our country right now.
In a recent Region 8 News story, Psychologist Dr. Kristin Addison-Brown said her older, adult patients are suffering from stress due to the upcoming November election.
It seems to me that Americans of all ages and walks of life are suffering from a collective anxiety and are taking to social media as a relief valve.
People are angrier. They're posting things that may or may not be true just to show their viewpoint, and baiting each other into petty arguments on Facebook.
This is not good for our country. We need to expect better of ourselves and each other. So in the meantime, I'm laying low.
Disagreement is okay as long as it's respectful.
Being patient with those who disagree with you, being aware that this is happening and taking a breath when you see something on social media that you don't agree with makes this A Better Region 8.
- Chris Conroy, KAIT VP & General Manager
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