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Mental Health Perspectives: Jussie Smollett Big Deception

Jussie Smollett Attack: Why Americans Outrage First & Ask Questions Later

Two brothers told police that “Empire” actor Jussie Smollett staged an attack on himself because he was upset a threatening letter he received a week prior did not get enough attention, a law enforcement official briefed on the investigation told ABC News on Monday.Detectives are actively investigating the allegation, but have not confirmed it to be true, the official said.


Dr. Huber’s perspective on the the Jussie Smollett Attack
The Jussie Smollett attack story appears to be the latest instance where millions of Americans quickly react and later realize that there are some glaring red flags that they should have probably noticed prior hand. Why is this happening so frequently? I think it’s because more people today chose to act on their emotional impulse rather than their logical rationale.

In today’s era of social media, some people are competing with others to see something or be outraged by something first – as if it will present them as more enlightened.

In America, we also have individuals who align themselves with certain groups. Within those groups, they act differently than they normally would. When the group is outraged, they immediately become outraged without hesitation.

Critical thinking skills desperately need to make revival in America. Critical thinking allows someone to assess a situation and make a judgment based on logic and historical precedent. Yes utilizing this skill may cause a delay in what you post on social media however, it may also prevent you from being caught up in America’s perpetual outrage mob.

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