I can only speak for myself. I was laid off on May 20, 2010 from my job of 13-years, due to the economy. I had just received an excellent annual review, finalized my divorce 2 weeks prior and was moving into my new digs. While I was married I commuted 90-miles round-trip, so I specifically moved into an apartment in the city, which would make my drivetime about 15-minutes.
My layoff surprised me and pulled the rug out from under my life. I remain unemployed, but do some home care for my 89-year old, ex mother-in-law. I feel no anger towards anyone who is still working. Since this is the first time in my long life I've been without a job, I have the tendency to validate my job loss. I feel some defensiveness, as I do not want anyone to think I am lazy, unmotivated or a slacker because I am not. However, I do not argue, but rather, state my case when I encounter someone that doesn't know me but labels me a whiner. My defensiveness is not motivated by anger, but a sense of unfairness when harshly judged by a stranger online at a political site. I read or see stories on the national news far more devastating than my circumstances. I know I am not alone. Anger will not improve my situation, insure a job or win and influence people! It is counter-productive, useless and damaging to my health.
Politicians making the laws and the wealthy presidental candidates leave me frustrated. I have become angry with their failure to connect with the disappearing middle class. I have come to realize without dollar signs behind my name, my anger is easily dismissed, doesn't change my bank account and serves to negatively impact my health. Without health insurance now, I cannot afford illness. I remain positive as everything can change in a moment. Anger is a waste of time and energy.