How to avoid another year of outrage

Change begins with you. Just ask the French philosopher René Girard.

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Happy New Year! Are you ready to destroy a stranger's life today?

It's well known that social media can whip people into peculiar, angry frenzies and turn them into destructive mobs at the service of causes both worthy and ridiculous. Slate put together a compendium of online anger last year, calling 2014 "the year of outrage."

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