Last time I talked about how, after the mind has been poisoned, one can have their speech, hearing, and sight altered without even realizing it in a desire to lash out. Let's look at the main weapon of that lashing, the tongue.
When you go looking for an argument you can say some of the meanest things. Mean things that you probably wouldn't have said otherwise. Things that under other circumstances (aka a cool head that is not poisoned) not only would you not say them but would probably say something against someone who does.
This can be quite destructive. When you're spewing venom like that chances are you simply do not care who you're talking to, how you offend them, or how much you hurt them. Actually you might care, you might actually enjoy those things.
Conversations being shut down.
Efforts at joining forces shut down.
Chances at at least understanding each other shut down.
See what I'm getting at? Lots of opportunity lost.
From here we end up with just a bunch of pissed off people and people they have pissed off and or driven away.
In the next post I'm going to take a quick look at an old adage about revenge (and go against my use of poison for this series).