Meghan McCain used to be on the television talk show The View as the conservative commentator. She annoyed some. She delighted others. I personally never watched an episode with her on it. I’m usually mired in non-stop meetings. Hence, I can’t comment on her performance.
However, I was curious and bemused by her comments on her former workplace as one in which “purposeful hostility” existed. And, I thought to myself what a perfect phrase for this time in history. Many people have described toxic and hostile work environments the past decade. Actually, I suppose the past century. However, purposeful hostility is a different beast.
People are creating environments and contexts in which bad vibes, actions and thoughts are put out into the air to jab at others. Why would anyone want to purposefully infect their own air? It’s like knocking your forehead against another person’s forehead to inflict pain to them and yourself. Seems counterproductive to me. Seems bad for one’s health.