To review, the flight attendant's reaction was sparked by a rude passenger on the plane. After landing (and having his head attacked by a misplaced suitcase) he grabbed the PA system mic, said a few rude words, grabbed a beer (that's the best part) and slid down the deployed slide to his car. In a nutshell, he snapped. Now the media is reporting on who said what, who started what, but the end result is the same. A build up of anger and frustration lead to stress which, in turn, lead to this gentleman's public breakdown. It isn't too hard to figure that out. More and more people are feeling the crunch and unaware of how to deal or manage their stress in a healthy manner. More and more people may be showcasing on the news due to their own public breakdowns.
Although there are articles and stories here and there, there isn't much public attention to the concerns surrounding a stressed out society. I have ranted about the rudeness of people on this blog and by reading the comments on this flight attendant, it appears many people share my disgust and wonder where the kind, thoughtful people have gone (probably to somewhere sunny and beautiful where people dance and hug each other).
As for me, I'm making a conscious effort to be kinder, more thoughtful, and polite even to those people who may not demonstrate such behaviours. As Gandhi once said....
Have a great summer....it's almost time for back to school! Kathi