Hostility to the opposition party and its candidates has now reached a level where loathing motivates voters more than loyalty. The building strength of partisan antipathy — “negative partisanship” — has radically altered politics. Anger has become the primary tool for motivating voters.I get an email from the Berkeley Greater Good Science Center that feels like a reality warp to a different world, as they offer a “March 2018 Happiness Calendar” with daily homilies on various topics: mindfulness, kindness, gratitude, relaxation, sociality, resilience, etc.
If only we could salt the first of these realities with a bit of the second....
Am I being snarky, when I object to the vague affiliation with UC Berkeley touted by the BGGSC? I can't trace any direct connection to or with UC Berkeley. [Sigh. I am an alumnus of both Brown Univeristy and the University of California, Berkeley.}ReplyDelete
Perhaps a bit snarky. Keltner, who started the thing up, is Berkeley faculty, and if you give them money, the U.C. Berkeley Foundation acknowledges it.ReplyDelete