The other day I went to order a pizza from the local place that I like. I learned they were getting ready to offer Delivery! Sweet! When I asked how I go about this, they explained I have to order and pay on the web site. While I consider myself a somewhat savvy computer user, I could NOT figure out how to get myself the magic of pizza delivered to my door from their shop. I got frustrated because I felt I should be able to make this work. So in my angry state, I went to drive over there and instead cut someone off as I was leaving my neighborhood. Not a good start. I locked eyes with the person as I drove by and their look let me know I had not impressed them.
I then turn the corner an notice a person walking down the street who was shouting and waving his arms above his head, yelling at... nobody. No one I could see, anyway. (Didn't see bluetooth, either) I couldn't look away ... and he locked eyes with me... and proceeded to SPIT on my car as I passed him! THAT caught me off guard. This is when I began to wonder what had come over me and everyone else and it hit me: Why is Everyone so angry!?
Did the feeling just sweep over all of us?? How would that even be possible. No matter the cause, I decided to slow myself down and take a moment to breathe. I began to think about why we might all be angry... the answer might just be: that communicating simply and clearly isn't as easy as it should be. I know I use lots of words... It's just who I am. I work to reduce the size of the shared stories, it's just that the details are important (to me) and leaving them out might reduce the impact of what is trying to be shared.
There are lots of reasons we all get upset and this episode aims to discuss some thoughts on the subject. If you'd like to reach out, chat about this, or offer constructive feedback, please look for SciaticNerd on Twitter and Reddit. Thanks so much for listening.