http://www.mid-day.com/lifestyle/2011/a … health.htm
Concordia University researchers, who have examined the relationship between failure, bitterness and quality of life, have revealed that constant bitterness can make a person ill.
"Persistent bitterness may result in global feelings of anger and hostility that, when strong enough, could affect a person's physical health," said Carsten Wrosch, a professor in the Concordia University Department of Psychology and a member of the Centre for Research in Human Development.
...Most recently, he has focused his attention on the impact of bitterness. With his co-author, Concordia alumna Jesse Renaud, they singled out failure as one of the most frequent causes of bitterness. Anger and recrimination are its typical attendants.
"When harboured for a long time bitterness may forecast patterns of biological dysregulation (a physiological impairment that can affect metabolism, immune response or organ function) and physical disease," explained Wrosch,
people who are constantly anger, bitter and have feelings of failure actually can make themselves sick..and probably those around them,,
Now why did they need to do research to discover this? It is surely just another version of stress causing illness.
I so much agree with you. Constant bitterness, anger etc contributes to much stress and illness.
You don't even need research to prove this fact cos nature has willed it that way.
I've got a relative that has had a lot of health problems -- serious ones.
I have to believe that there is a connection between her holding on to feelings of bitterness about her mother-in-law (who died about 5 years ago), and her own health.
I know my relative has not been able to let go about these family resentments, because you cannot have a 25-minute conversation with her without her bringing up her mother-in-law. It doesn't help that she is also estranged from her own mother.
So true! You cannot live a healthy life if you are always upset. Good hub. Thanks
I'm a (sometimes) Republican who's almost always upbeat and happy!
I don't waste my time on hate or bitterness, and I never let anger take up space for long, either. I think people choose to be happy or unhappy, basically. I have friends who are poor and have had tough lives, but they're still happy. I also know someone who has everything he could ever want - wealth, a beautiful home, great family, respect, good looks, and good health - and he's one of the unhappiest people I've ever known.
Wow, I heard it could cause health issues but I didn't realize that it could actually make you that sick involving your organs too! They do say that it is healthy for you to laugh, I try to laugh at many things (including myself.)
It is true according the God's Word in Hebrews 12:15 "Make sure that no one misses out on God’s grace. Make sure that no root of bitterness grows up that might cause trouble and pollute many people."
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