Saturday, December 16, 2017

The Danger of Anger

We are not robots and so it would be unreasonable to expect ourselves to be free of anger. Anger, however, clouds judgment and perspective and causes us to lose control. Many of us may regret what was said or done in such moments and wish that we'd bought some time and put a sizable filter around our reaction.

Anger can also cause us to assume the role of victim and that is not a desirable choice even if we have been wronged or injured. People sometimes think that anger may provide extra energy or strength. That may be true but those attributes may be negated by the lack of perspective and control.

It is far better to let anger produce resolve. A clear and wise resolve will be far more likely to achieve a desirable outcome.

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