That's rather the same way I view my own anxiety. When I am feeling anxious about something, I regard it as a prompt to pay attention and evaluate the situation.
Unlike anxiety, outrage feels pretty good. When you feel outraged, you are utterly convinced of your moral correctness! What if we viewed outrage as a prompt for evaluation?
Are you outraged at Hillary voters?
Are you outraged at Trump voters?
Are you outraged at non-voters?
Are you outraged at at media?
Are you outraged at the intelligence community?
OK. I can share some of that outrage. But, let's stop a minute and think about this.
Does my outrage cuase me to "otherize" fellow Americans?
Does my outrage give me permission to disavow the needs of others?
Does my outrage cause me to lose empathy and kindness?
Outrage is easy, and not entirely avoidable. And it can be habit-forming.
What if our personal outrage prompted us to ask (not yell, not name-call) the purveyor of the ideas that so outrage us to tell their story? What are the experiences that led them to a different understanding than mine? What experieces in my life led to a different understanding than theirs?
What if we just talked...