Star Member Cyrano (8,229 posts)
Hating is bad for your health
I'd been feeling really lousy for a long time, in spite of the fact that I eat healthy foods and exercise daily. My doctor couldn't find anything wrong with me in blood tests and a general physical exam.
I mentioned this to a close friend, who never gives unsolicited advice, and asked him what he thought could be causing it. His answer was immediate. "Hatred," he said. My response was, "Ummm, Hunh?"
He told me that I spend entirely too many evenings watching hours of MSNBC, and entirely too much time on liberal websites. "Most of your conversations," he said, "are about how much you hate Republicans, how infuriating they are, how insane they are, and how we have to find some way to get them out of power forever."
He was absolutely right. My hatred for Republicans was, all too often, my main topic of conversation. And it was eating me up.
I cut way back on my MSNBC viewing, sticking mainly with Rachel, and I changed my online reading habits. That was a month ago. And I'm feeling better with every passing day. For the first time in a couple of years I feel really healthy and energetic.
We Dems have every reason in the world to hate Republicans. And I'm not saying we should start liking them or ignoring them. What I am saying is that we cannot become so obsessed that we end up damaging ourselves.
As many a wise person has said, "Everything in moderation."