Stoic advice: what about the toxicity of public discourse?

Anger, one of the characters in the movie Inside Out

D. writes: what would be a Stoic response to the divisiveness that just seems to be increasing evermore in our society right now? How to cope with the toxicity of exchanges between people?

This is a darn good and very timely question, and the Stoic answer is at once very straightforward and yet incredibly difficult to implement. First off, let’s review what we are…