This week’s prompt is: Anger Management
“Anybody can become angry – that is easy, but to be angry with the right person and to the right degree and at the right time and for the right purpose, and in the right way – that is not within everybody’s power and is not easy.”
“In a controversy the instant we feel anger we have already ceased striving for the truth, and have begun striving for ourselves.”
“Speak when you are angry and you will make the best speech you will ever regret.”
– Ambrose Bierce
“Usually when people are sad, they don’t do anything. They just cry over their condition. But when they get angry, they bring about a change.”
– James Russell Lowell
Anger flows easier for some of us than others. The problem with anger is that it would seem to be somewhat necessary in certain circumstances lest we would spend our lives getting walked over by others. Sometimes it may be necessary to feign anger to get something done where people will not respond to anything else. The problem with pretending to be angry is that often we can work ourselves up into being really angry.
The second point about anger is that when we are really angry it just eats us up inside while causing emotional damage to those around us. So how do we manage our anger? Everyone has their own tricks, though we all fall off the wagon sometimes.
*What are your tricks to staying in control of your emotions rather than being controlled by them? To you find it necessary to act angry sometimes? What emotions tend to rule your life? Do you tend to stay angry for long periods or do you get over it quickly? Why do you get angry, and what do you do to take control of it?
*Write a short story, poem, or share a picture or song that talks about anger management.
*Any inspired offering that somehow relates to how you or those around you deal with anger.
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