It is sometimes difficult to come to grips with our angry society. It seems social media in general — and Twitter in particular — has become a war zone annexed by people with radical views. If you spend too much time there you can believe the world is entirely divided into groups of angry extremists. The rational middle ground might still be around, but it seems not to be worth retweeting.

Let’s be clear — the world is full of injustice and urgent causes. We need to acknowledge that black lives matter. We need an end to gender-based violence. We need people to take global warming seriously. We need better education for all. We need corruption to stop. The list goes on, and sometimes the sheer extent of moral calls can become overwhelming...

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