A large scale research study to understand strategies for coping with the toxic political climate has finally published its findings giving hope to those seeking a way out of their daily despair.
Researchers at the University of Pittsburgh Graduate School of Public Health wanted to understand how people dealt with the highly polarized environment that exists today and which is expected to persist for some time to come. Surprisingly they found people were more or less equally riled up regardless of which side of the political spectrum they were on.
“Normally we expect higher levels of satisfaction among supporters of the party in power, but if anything they seemed even more angry and rabid than the left who themselves were highly agitated.”
The results were so similar across the board that they had to greatly expand the study eligibility criteria to find a demographic that was coping reasonably well.
“Everyone we studied seemed so angry and unhappy. Except for those who were either dead or in a deep vegetative state since 2014. They seemed at peace.”
They noted that subjects who entered vegetative states in 2015 or later were more peaceful that the average person, but brainwave patterns indicated they were quite worked up according to their level of exposure to the election campaign while they were still sensitive to external stimuli.
“Hopefully knowing there are at least two ways to avoid the anger this past election has generated will be of comfort.”
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Very funny. We need a laugh these days.
“Hopefully knowing there are at least two ways to avoid the anger this past election has generated will be of comfort.” I know this site is supposed to be funny, but with suicide as the 10th leading cause of death, and opiod deaths rising 10% from 2016 to 2017 the suggestion that the only way to avoid the real depression caused by some over politics is to drug up or better yet, die out is a little not funny. But others may enjoy the idea. It’s a big world.
It is a big world. I shared this post AND my husband committed suicide in 2014. Laughing at humor does not diminish the impact that action had on my life and my son’s life.
Then is it not a shame that trump himself can not take that advice. Of course since he will never read this because he does not read anything including the Bills he signs he will never get that idea nor many that are worth passing on…passed on or not. SMH