People here (as in California) are always telling me I’m angry or commenting on how angry I am. Which is weird to me, because I don’t feel angry. I didn’t know I was angry.
Besides the fundamental often-overlooked cultural differences in our backgrounds, I think this really comes down to two misunderstandings:
1. Just because I think you’re stupid, doesn’t mean I’m angry about it. I’m not the stupid one, so why would I be upset?
2. The things about which I am morally outraged — the manufacturing of a wedding industry that manipulates women and distorts relationships, over-criminalization of minor offenses, lush lawns while people in rural California are without running water, this — are worth being morally outraged about. So maybe the problem isn’t that I’m mad. Maybe the problem is that you’re not.