I know this has been said before, but people seem to be so much more willing to demonize or dehumanize online. Social media platforms are peppered with violent language because it’s easy to hide behind the computer screen. While I wouldn’t ever conduct the research myself for mental health purposes, I believe it would be easy to find threatening verbiage on social media.
It is for this reason that our physical togetherness and relationships become so much more important. Getting to know someone – who they are and what they do; what their family life is like – all these things shape a person. Not just their job. I believe it is important to know a bit about our fellow citizens before saying anything that would cause fear or be detrimental to their life.