Dis Coarse Discourse 0
At Psychology Today Blogs, Steven Stosny writes of living with resentful persons. He focuses on individuals in their day-to-day environments at work and home, yet I think much of what he says can be expanded to our political discourse.
I suggest that certain public figures foment misdirected or even baseless resentment to further their fortunes.
I offer one snippet in support of my position and commend the entire piece to your attention.
Resentful, angry people see themselves as merely reacting to an unfair world. They often feel offended by what they perceive as a general insensitivity to their “needs.” As a result, they’re likely to feel attacked by any attempt to point out ways in which they might be unfair. They show little concern for the negative effects of their behavior on others.