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By Jennifer Hartline, The Stream, Aug. 18, 2021

Jennifer Hartline is a senior contributor to The Stream. You can follow her at @jenniehartline.

What is a friendship worth? What is a family relationship worth? How quickly or carelessly will you throw it away in anger?

Without minimizing the devastation of deaths from the virus, there’s another pandemic overtaking us that may cost us far more.

Acrimony has become a highly infectious, destructive agent in the very air around us. The pandemic of anger is decimating our humanity.

Every day I read about people who are in grief over the loss of someone they love, not due to death, but to hostility. People are dazed at the swiftness and severity of the division. They are at a loss to explain how they could have lost so much. None of it makes any sense. It’s actually just stupid, they say. …

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