If everyone had to let go and show his anger with no restraint, the world would have ended long ago. We may not realize it but most of us contain our anger and , in time, the anger loses steam and just dissipates. After a while, there might not even be a trace of the anger left.
The most crucial part is to come to terms with the anger as quickly as one can, not letting it grow into a full-blown tree a la William Blake's Poison Tree:
" I was angry with my friend:
I told my wrath, my wrath did end.
I was angry with my foe;
I told it not, my wrath did grow.
"And I water'd it in fears,
Night & morning with my tears;
And I sunned it with my smiles
And with soft deceitful wiles.
"And it grew both day and night,
Till it bore an apple bright;
And my foe beheld it shine,
And he knew that it was mine,
"And into my garden stole
When the night had veil'd the pole:
In the morning glad I see
My foe outstretch'd beneath the tree "
Now, how do you contain your anger, difficult though it is?
I don't contain it. I let it go.
I disagree with your contention that if we let it go and showed our anger the world would have ended long ago.
I think, especially in this modern high pressure world containing anger lays anger on anger and rather than dissipating finds violent release.
When reality does not conform to expectation anger may result. Anger will eat you alive if suppressed and explode eventually. For me the trick is immediate release. However it is not fair to put it on innocents for my own personal incongruities. So I channel it mostly through writing and the understanding of
why things are the way they are.
by Leslie A. Shields 8 years ago
How do you deal with your anger? Do you retaliate? Do you supress it? Do you take it out on others? Please tell us?
by sir_tallest 7 years ago
Is there any site that can help with anger management......hate to see a shrink
by Kannan Reddy 6 years ago
How can one practice self control?There are many situations in life where we have to hold ourselves for the better. Without self-control there can be many immediate and long-term problems. Like controlling anger, excessive intake of alcohol etc. can have long-term adverse effects.Can you provide...
by Chitrangada Sharan 6 years ago
Anger management is a necessary skill, which you must have, in a job/ at office, do you agree?
by Audrey Selig 5 years ago
What can you do if your spouse goes to anger management therapy, but the anger gets worse?Put the time frame at 9 months every two to three weeks for counseling.
by Lissette 6 years ago
How do you deal with your frustration or anger?What do you do to let off steam, to vent, to get rid of it? What is your form of anger management and therapy?
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