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Rage! Why do we get this way?

Updated on July 26, 2014


Rage, Why do we feel this way?

Anger is a monster

hidden within oneself.

Rage how does it manifest?

One day you feel so good,

yet the next day you feel so angry.

Rage comes in all forms.

Rage can occur when driving.

You know? When you get cut off

by an inconsiderate driver.

Rage can occur at your job.

Your asked to do so much,

and given little in return.

Rage can occur at anytime.

It comes on all of a sudden,

One minute you feel fine.

Then suddenly you are angry.

Why do our emotions

play tracks with us?

Rage can occur

at the grocery store.

There's never enough cashiers.

The wait on line seems endless.

Rage can occur when your family

wants so much of you,

yet gives very little in return.

Rage can occur at the bank.

You wait in line

for a simple transaction.

But no this is impossible,

because the person in front of you

has problems with his or her transaction.

Rage can occur when all you want is quiet.

Impossible with all the noise

that surrounds you.

Rage can be harmful to your well being.

It causes high blood pressure,

increased stress

and puts you in a bad mood.

Rage is like misery,

it likes company.

If you are around a person

with rage and anger,

you begin to feel the same way.

But why you ask?

Because Rage is hidden

it is in all of us.

It is waiting for the right moment.

When that moment occurs, look out!

Your nasty, mean and angry.

Ready to yell at the first person you see.

Rage can cause arguments,

physical altercations

and the potential to do actually harm.

Rage is a negative emotion.

It will manifest so quickly

and once over,

it's gone.

Have you ever felt Rage?

Does something trigger it?

If so, how do you control it?

The most sweetest person,

kindness person can suddenly

turn into a raving lunatic.

But why?

Rage can ruin your life.

Leave you without family,

friends, good health,

money and jobless.

The only way to combat

this evil feeling

is to learn to cope.

Cope with the triggers

that cause you such rage.

However, this is not an easy

thing to do.

Don't let Rage ruin your life.

Don't let it interfere with

your overall well being.

If you do, well

you may find yourself


Signs of Rage

  1. Lack of Patience
  2. Inability to cope
  3. Frustrated
  4. Feelings of Anger
  5. High Blood Pressure
  6. Extreme Stress
  7. Sweating
  8. Yelling
  9. No Empathy
  10. No Compassion
  11. Hurtful words
  12. Racing Pulse
  13. Racing Heartbeat
  14. Wanting to hit something
  15. Wanting to break something
  16. Full Blown Explosion of Emotions

What to do?

If you are like most people, then at one time or another you had experienced the signs of rage. The truth is society is not immune to having days when we feel angry, frustrated and want to scream. This is a natural part of our emotions. The key to preventing a full blown explosion of coping with Rage is to stop it in its track. Step back from your emotions. Find out why you are so angry. Learning who or what triggers these negative emotions can prevent further situations when you lose control. Sure, we all have bad days at work. Sure, our families can make us nuts. Sure, we give to much and never seem to get enough in return. The questions I ask; Do these natural occurring things in our life justify the emotion of Rage and Anger? Does the end, justify the means? What consequences will occur if we give in to our negative emotions? Is it really worth it?


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    • lisavanvorst profile imageAUTHOR

      Lisa VanVorst 

      3 years ago from New Jersey

      This is true whatsittoyou. We as society cannot let rage take control of our lives and behaviors. thank you for stopping by to read.

    • Whatsittoyou profile image


      3 years ago from Canada

      The bad part is most people learn the behavior from their parents. They don't learn how to cope with it or stop it, since the parents don't know how to deal with it themselves.

    • lisavanvorst profile imageAUTHOR

      Lisa VanVorst 

      3 years ago from New Jersey

      Dressage it is scary when those with rage lose control. It is both emotional and physical abuse.

    • lisavanvorst profile imageAUTHOR

      Lisa VanVorst 

      3 years ago from New Jersey

      Thank you PurvisBobbi. This was my attention in addressing Rage, a potentially harmful behavior.

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      Stephen J Parkin 

      3 years ago from Pine Grove, Nova Scotia, Canada

      This is so true and helpful. It is a sad thing that we harbour anger but we do.

    • PurvisBobbi44 profile image


      3 years ago from Florida


      I have worked with people who had an issue with rage and I was amazed they were not terminated. Anyone who can not control their behavior in a professional manner would not work for me.

      I do not treat people in such a manner and I do not put up with them doing it to me.

      A parent who acts this way does vast harm to their children, and should seek help asap.

      You did a great job on bring this information to us---I am hopeful it will help the people dealing with rage.

      Bobbi Purvis

      I will share with my Twitter Friends and put this on my re-pin board at Pinterest.

    • lisavanvorst profile imageAUTHOR

      Lisa VanVorst 

      3 years ago from New Jersey

      Thank you vocalcoach for reading this hub. Rage is a scary behavior that can lead to more negative behaviors. We all need to control it before it controls us.

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      Audrey Hunt 

      3 years ago from Idyllwild Ca.

      I have lived with people who top the charts as far as rage is concerned. I'm not that way and never have been. I'm so grateful for that. Super article and thanks!

    • lisavanvorst profile imageAUTHOR

      Lisa VanVorst 

      4 years ago from New Jersey

      Thank you Mel for stopping by to read. Rage is a terrible thing to both our mind and body. We must learn to control it, or it will do harm. I look forward to reading you work.

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      Mel Carriere 

      4 years ago from San Diego California

      I think you're right. We all have this monster called rage bottled up in side of us, and some of us control it better than others. Great hub.

    • lisavanvorst profile imageAUTHOR

      Lisa VanVorst 

      4 years ago from New Jersey

      Thank you Milo, yes anger builds up and turns into rage. When this happens people get violent. We have enugh violence in this world we don't need anymore. Thank you for stopping by to read.

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      Milo Andre Swearengin 

      4 years ago from Maryland

      I love this! If only we could eliminate this rage and see the world in light of a higher vibration, we'd be that much better off. :)

    • lisavanvorst profile imageAUTHOR

      Lisa VanVorst 

      4 years ago from New Jersey

      This is true DDE, but hopefully we can keep our anger and rage from destroying our positive emotions. Thanks for stopping by to read.

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      Devika Primić 

      4 years ago from Dubrovnik, Croatia

      Uncontrollable issues can lead to many kinds of emotions.

    • lisavanvorst profile imageAUTHOR

      Lisa VanVorst 

      4 years ago from New Jersey

      Thank you Frank and Chitrangada for stopping by to read. Rage is a terrible thing. Let us hope we don't experience it.

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      Chitrangada Sharan 

      4 years ago from New Delhi, India

      Nice hub with an important message for everyone!

      Rage does harm and it harms more the person who has anger.

      Thankfully I do not get angry.

      Thanks and voted up!

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      Frank Atanacio 

      4 years ago from Shelton

      Lisa what a creative way to convey a message.. voted awesome :)

    • lisavanvorst profile imageAUTHOR

      Lisa VanVorst 

      4 years ago from New Jersey

      Thank Lailak for reading. Yes sometimes we are truly tested and let our impatience, frustration turning into rage. However, we must let to control it.

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      4 years ago from Atlanta, Georgia

      This summer I have been in a lot of stress put forth in my path from my family and their expectations. I have never experienced rage until this summer. I personally call it "mood swings," but after reading what you wrote, I definitely agree that it's rage! I am taking it slowly and trying my bestest not to let it have the best of me. I enjoyed reading your work and voted up!

    • lisavanvorst profile imageAUTHOR

      Lisa VanVorst 

      4 years ago from New Jersey

      That is good Flourish. We can't let our emotions get the best of us. Thank you for stopping by to read.

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      4 years ago from USA

      I don't know the last time I've felt rage. I'm a pretty even tempered person, but I can appreciate the emotion in others. I just tend to stay away from them when they are feeling that way.

    • lisavanvorst profile imageAUTHOR

      Lisa VanVorst 

      4 years ago from New Jersey

      It is good always that you no longer have that feeling of rage. Rage it can destroy your life. Thank you for stopping by to read.

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      Ruby Jean Richert 

      4 years ago from Southern Illinois

      I must say that i rarely have any rage, but boy oh boy i used to have it badly. I have learned that rage only hurts you and the people you love. I stop, take a deep breath and meditate while listening to mystic music. It works everytime. I enjoyed reading your thoughts. Thank you


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