This is a human challenge that affects and applies to each of us. This is NOT another department’s problem to fix. We are reacting to one another with deadly consequences and repercussions that will be felt for years. We can see pull-the-trigger behaviors in every area of our lives; work, school, family, community and online. We have cultivated a reactionary society that is quick to pull-the-trigger on anyone who gets in our way, by shooting guns, driving recklessly, hitting each other, lashing out verbally and physically, seeking revenge and even using our words as bullets to shoot one another down; any means we can find to justify our anger towards them. Some people seem to be even thriving on feeling angry all the time.
It is like we have become addicted to anger as a drug of choice, and we are just looking for the slightest provocation to react and attack our perceived enemy for somehow getting in our way
We created these reactionary habits in ourselves. However, we are neither robots nor computers. Our lives aren’t video games-there is no “RESET” button. There are no bonus points for harming, hitting, humiliating nor killing people.
What antidote are you using to counteract our own angry reactions and our habit to pull-the-trigger?