Thank you for reading and sharing your thoughts! :)
I am not from the US but I share your concern and empathy, not just for the ones hurting in the US but the world over. And I agree with you, sometimes things have to get worse before they get better. I am just keeping my fingers crossed for it to be true!
As for arseholes, reporting from India, I can assure you the problem is universal. But as you succinctly put it, and something that my mother used to say to us when we picked fight in school, if you stoop to their level, what is the difference between you and them? Besides, leading a life staring down toilet (I burst out laughing at that! :D) sounds quite depressing! I am feeling extremely sorry for everyone who is leading that kind of a life! :)