I think I’m tired of mean people. (I say “I think” because I’m not sure if I’m mean people myself or not.) I don’t mind people who say or do mean things for the sake of comedy and to make others laugh. Heck, I’m one of those people. But what I’ve had enough of are the folks who don’t have a courteous or kind bone in their bodies and can’t bring themselves to hold a door open when they see you with an armful of packages. Or tap their break so you can merge onto the expressway.

Now millions of people who can’t seem to recall life prior to two months ago are trying on their mean. There are actually people living in this country who believe President Obama is the anti-Christ (whatever that means) and that he is responsible for the deficit and all the other problems the country is facing. Who are these people? Check the comments sections on just about any AOL-posted Obama article for the last couple of months and you will find them in all their ignorant glory. But I digress. This is not a political entry.

What fascinates me most is that negative people get TV shows, syndicated articles in major newspapers, and radio pulpits. Positive people, on the other hand, mostly get left out. From writing for this blog alone I know that people like positivity, at least on some level. Watching movies also tells me the same tale, given that very few films end in unresolved tragedy. So why is it that we not only consume, but devour negativity in real-life, and in real-time? We all know that the news only covers murders, disasters, and fires. Cable news networks are throwing around the word “Depression” and predicting the apocalypse as I type this. It seems to me that our new leader is one of the few people – along with Warren Buffet – who are talking about the resilience of the American spirit. He’s being positive. (Sorry, I forgot this wasn’t a political entry.)

Let’s stop giving the negativity, and the fear mongers who live by it, such a far-reaching platform. Sure we need opposing points of view but we can’t keep bombarding ourselves wi