Can you remember all of the things you were ticked off about last February? Other than the Seahawks winning the Super Bowl, I can’t either. But I bet you were outraged about something.
The folks at Slate, which by the way is a quite outrageous site, spent 2014 compiling all the instances of outrage. There was something every day that got us worked up on social media. Some of these were serious issues—others were obviously not worth our outrage.
I found this comment from one of the author’s of that piece to be telling:
…it’s fascinating to look at how our collective responses skipped from the serious to the [petty]without much modulation in pitch.