Really interesting article and perspective, thanks for sharing Beth!
It's interesting that people who comment etc. are happier than those who don't, because I have seen lots of fights happen as a result of comments on controversial news articles. Although perhaps people who comment and get engaged in discussions, either positive or negative, at least have an outlet for their thoughts, as opposed to reading story after story without the chance to talk about it. This definitely makes me want to comment more on the stories I read that matter to me, to see if it makes a difference in my own happiness!