Do you think anger is bad?

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  1. breathe2travel profile image73
    breathe2travelposted 11 years ago

    Do you think anger is bad?

  2. Dubuquedogtrainer profile image60
    Dubuquedogtrainerposted 11 years ago

    "Bad?" No. It's a totally normal human emotion. Even the Bible acknowledges that we will have anger: "Be angry, and sin not: let not the sun go down upon your wrath." (Ephesians 4:26) I think the only time anger might be "bad" is when it becomes a way of life, when someone cannot, or does not learn to express or cope with anger in appropriate ways.

  3. theseus profile image74
    theseusposted 11 years ago

    Generally, No, I think not. It's an emotion. A feeling.

    What makes anger bad, however, is when you act on that anger. As when that emotion drives you to commit things you will not ordinarily do.

  4. MsLofton profile image60
    MsLoftonposted 11 years ago

    It depends on how you act when or react I should say, when you are angry. Sometimes anger can inflict passion(hence where most advocates come in) they are angry in a sense and fighting for a cause. Now if you get angry and lash out at people or physically harm someone then that is bad. It says in the Bible that it is okay to be andy just as long as we do not sin while we are angry and also that we should let the sun go down and we are still angry.

  5. phillippeengel profile image82
    phillippeengelposted 11 years ago

    Anger is a paroxysm, it cannot be a controlled. It comes so naturally, and it is hard to suppress anger when you are feeling indignant. Anger is not bad at all, depression is.

  6. algarveview profile image76
    algarveviewposted 11 years ago

    There's two sides to this question, I think: the first is that anger is a natural emotion if we were hurt, betrayed, etc, so it's okay to feel it in those situatiosn, it would be unatural not to, it's also a let out, so it's good that way... But, and here comes the second, sometimes we hold on to anger and that can be bad, because it does not allows us to move forward, it can consume us and change us, and I don't mean this in a good way...

  7. edhan profile image39
    edhanposted 11 years ago

    It is not the matter of being bad when you are angry.

    It is not good for your overall health. Being angry will have the effect on our health even though you may not notice it.

    Our bodies function better when we are happy as our immune system are happy to fight off the virus in our bodies. But if we are angry all the times, it will reduce the effect of our immune system and we might reduce our chance of being healthy.

    Try to be happy and let go of your anger. It will be better for your health.

  8. PokyTriba profile image60
    PokyTribaposted 11 years ago

    Hy breathe2travel,

    In my opinion, yes, it is.
    It gives people, bad energies.

    Every day, we should wake up thinking that it is one more day that we live, here on Earth and we have too much lucky for living in this beautiful planet.

    We have the oportunity to learn new things,met new people and find love.

    "If we are were, why do not take avantage of that" - "Live life son"


    1. PokyTriba profile image60
      PokyTribaposted 11 years agoin reply to this

      When you need anger , go to an open place and just let go your fellings

  9. Tusitala Tom profile image66
    Tusitala Tomposted 11 years ago

    Anger is not bad.  It is the automatic reaction to anger which causes the trouble.  Someone says something and the anger wells up.   Where is it stored?   Whatever someone said or did only triggered what was already held within.

    And what was it that was held within?

    Fear, pain, anguish that has been suppressed or repressed and was having its influence in subtler ways which affected thinking - even one's longterm health and well being.

    We all have these fears within us, these angers.   A lifetime's work will probably not remove them all.  But why build up new ones by erroneous, spontaneous and uncontrolled imaginings of fighting - even fighting victoriously.   For the emotions so aroused only go towards further storage...and more anger which is likely to erupt in the future.

  10. AnkushKohli profile image60
    AnkushKohliposted 11 years ago

    Anger is bad, that you should always be in control, and that emotion should never be shown.There seems to be a global conspiracy against anger: we should all ‘keep cool’, ‘stay in control’.

  11. MsDora profile image94
    MsDoraposted 11 years ago

    Anger in an emotion and emotions are not bad; they're normal responses.  Anger, for one, tells us that a change is necessary--either a change in situation, or a change in the way we respond to the situation.  Anger is useful and with self-control we can make good use of it.

  12. MilesArmbruster profile image61
    MilesArmbrusterposted 11 years ago

    It is right for us to be angry about evil and injustice. The struggle is what we do with our anger. Our anger can lead us to acts of heroism, sacrifice and nobility, or it can cause us to behave like savage, murderous beasts. oh... so no, I do not think that anger is bad, I think it is either dangerous or an opportunity.

  13. ThunderKeys profile image65
    ThunderKeysposted 11 years ago

    Controlled anger is an important teacher. Anger tells us when we are being miss treated or treated unfairly. It also teaches us when we are overreacting.

    In close emotional relationships like marriage  and parenting, anger, like sadness or anxiety, lets us know when important relationship needs are not being met.

    It's important to learn from our anger but anger needs to be controlled. Uncontrolled anger causes a rapid drop in human intelligence or IQ. When a person gets very angry or too angry, they literally become as "smart" as a tantruming 2 year old.

    Such a steep and rapid drop in human intelligence makes communication and problem solving virtually impossible. The jails are filled with people who were unable to control their anger when it really counts.

    People with anger problems need to learn how calm down through anger management strategies like relaxation training:

  14. profile image0
    KDuBarry03posted 11 years ago

    It is one of the six basic emotions that, practically, all life shows via expression/action/sayings. It is not bad to "feel" angry; however, it is bad depending "how you act/what you say" with anger in you.

  15. AM Hanson profile image68
    AM Hansonposted 11 years ago

    anger, in itself, is not bad.  What's bad is how many people react to anger.  Two bad ways to react to anger that I have either experienced or done myself are as follows:
    1.people either bottle up anger until it explodes and they lash out at people who have done nothing to earn it and simply were in the wrong place at the wrong time.  this is the one that I tend to fall prey to, since i try not to get angry often, and end up burying the anger.
    2. they don't try to control the anger at all and constantly lash out.

    The emotion of "anger" and the venting of it shouldn't be a negative thing.  Often, I find that I can channel my anger into something productive.  For example, after working two extra hours one day, I got home at around 11:30pm and couldnt fall asleep.  Knowing that my shift didnt start until noon the next day, I decided to watch a movie or two to try and relax.  I lost track of time and didnt fall asleep until 5am.  I was woken up at 8am by a phonecall from work informing me that the guy who worked had the shift before me was calling in sick.  So on two hours of sleep, i proceeded to work a 10hr shift.  I was pissed off as hell, but I never worked faster and harder in my entire life.

  16. profile image60
    nasakeposted 11 years ago

    Anger is just an emotion. When channeled correctly, anger be used for great things. Be that something creative, or helping you to deal with inner issues. It's the initian venting of anger that may be considered with negativity. Learning how to cool your initial reaction, and channel your anger with prudence, could be a valuable lesson in anyones life.

  17. reviewthelaw profile image61
    reviewthelawposted 11 years ago

    it depends! but anger is not bad at all. Its' human instinct.

  18. bhargvi sharma profile image37
    bhargvi sharmaposted 11 years ago

    Sometimes being angry can ellute out all your frustration & worries.
    But many times its bad as it may harm your relationships.
    Try to decrease your this emotion by  mediation.

  19. andreaknightly profile image60
    andreaknightlyposted 11 years ago

    Yes! Anger can easily turned into a whole new person. Sometimes, you get to make quick decisions when your mad and it will later turns out to be totally wrong. ANger can also break bonds.

  20. Lamar Johns profile image68
    Lamar Johnsposted 11 years ago

    Anger, like any other emotion, is bad if it controls the critical aspects of your life. If you turn that anger into something productive such as a outlet like art then you are putting that anger to good use. If you react violently or rather if you react blindy with that anger then of coarse that rage has power over your life and thus, is dangerous to your health as well as others.

  21. Quirinus profile image61
    Quirinusposted 11 years ago

    Anger is an emotion, ideally not to be judged as either good or bad.
    Feelings or emotions are God's way of communicating to us.
    Perhaps there is something in our life that the anger is pointing for us to look into.
    Only in acting blindly on anger, will it become 'bad'.  Then it is the subsequent action, not the anger per se, that is 'bad'.

  22. wingedcentaur profile image65
    wingedcentaurposted 11 years ago

    Anger is your strength. It is the force that stops people from hurting you, whether intentionally or unintentionally. Caution: Please do not confuse or conflate anger with rage, I mean RAGE of the figurative 'Hulk Smash! variety. Rage is overkill, so to speak.

    1. profile image0
      KDuBarry03posted 11 years agoin reply to this

      Very good point! Anger is something we can control to however it suits our needs in different situations. Rage, on the other hand, can be quite uncontrollable once released.

  23. DeereGirl83 profile image61
    DeereGirl83posted 11 years ago

    Anger is a part of life. In everyone's life in some form or another a person will experience anger. Anger is only really depicted as bad if something bad comes as result of it. What it all comes down to is.................. if possible don't sweat the small stuff. yikes)

  24. InCourage profile image61
    InCourageposted 11 years ago

    I have a theory... it's not original so I guess maybe that means it's not actually mine... but I believe it and that's enough I suppose.

    Emotions do not happen in a vacuum. 

    Emotions are the Fruit or Product of something else.

    If we have an emotion it is always preceded by a THOUGHT. 

    Thoughts lead to emotions... every time.  The emotion may be positive, negative, or neutral but without a Thought there can be no emotion.

    Now the emotion that comes out of the thought depends on how we process the thought.  If someone takes us to dinner and pays our bill... we think, "Oh, how sweet.." and we feel really good about that person.

    If someone treats us poorly and talks ugly about us we think, "That sorry S.O.B. I never liked them in the first place..." and our blood pressure goes up because we are angry.

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