For many people, eight seconds might be a little long. I base my opinion on the voting records of Americans and our propensity for mass shootings.
I use mindfulness, which has helped me, lowered my blood pressure, and made me a happier person.
It is the easiest, most cost-effective way of changing your mental outlook. Like walking, it doesn't require unique clothing or expensive memberships and can be practiced anywhere, by anyone, at any time.