Okay, I am in my late 40s, so I may just be turning into that old man yelling at kids to stay off his lawn, but honestly, I think that the social media is turning society into selfish drones who spout off an overabundance of hatred and vitriol.
Back "in the day" if you ran your mouth enough, somebody would eventually come along and smack it shut. These days, most people sit safely ensconced behind a keyboard where they can pound away in relative anonymity. This has built a sense of false security for far too many people who, if face-to-face with the people that they so easily deride and talk trash about, would sit in a corner with their mouths shut tight.
Perhaps you have heard about it, or perhaps not. A good example is the "Richard Sherman" situation. He sent his team to the Super Bowl with a tipped pass that was intercepted by a team mate. He did this in coverage against a person who he does not care for, but still went up to post game/play and gave him a pat. Now, maybe he said "good game" or maybe he said something inflammatory. The end result was he got shoved in the face by that player. Seconds later, the sideline reporter shoved a microphone in Sherman's face. Now, if you have never been part of a physical sport like football, you have no idea what goes on, what is said DURING the game. There is a degree of intimidation and verbal sparring that takes place. You are jacked up...especially if you just beat your most hated rival in a game that gives you a chance to play in the biggest sporting event in the world. So, yeah, Sherman was at full volume and had words for his opponent. What followed was an embarrassment as people took to the social media to sling racial slurs and talk about something that they know nothing about.
And it happens all the time. Cyber bullying has caused children to end their lives. Review sites are now awash with "trolls" whose sole purpose is to spew negativity (often at the behest of a rival author who feels threatened). People prowl the social media searching for somebody to knock down because they know they are safe from a good, old-fashioned ass kicking. And while I am not trying to promote physical violence as a response to words...I do believe that people have simply become too accustomed to being able to hide behind their keyboards and say whatever they feel like.
My advice, imagine those words you are slinging being said to your son, daughter, husband, or wife. And if it still does not bother you, then you are probably a sociopath and think it is okay to torture animals...