nano-bug wrote:anger is a hot coal that you pick up to throw at your enemy. You get burned first.
I wouldn't advocate a free flowing of emotions for such a person. You gotta be careful in a nest of vipers.
A Shieldmaiden wrote:A contemporary philosopher to read today Martha Nussbaum, lectured on "What Is Anger, and Why Should We Care?",
This is an interesting subject and not one, I would think, everyone would agree upon.
"Although everyone is familiar with the damage anger can do in both personal and public life, people tend to think that it is necessary for the pursuit of justice. People who don't get angry when they are wronged seem weird to many people, lacking spine and self-respect. And isn't it servile not to react with anger to great injustice, whether toward oneself or toward others"?
It takes a good deal of self control to tame anger, especially if one is the subject of injustice. Are you a person who would pursue relentlessly the path of "don't get angry get even" or do you have the ability to rise above your anger and think revenge is a waste of time.
Is anger really such a negative emotion? I tend to think it is necessary for our well being and can be a motivating force if directed in a positive way.
A Shieldmaiden wrote:Let me say this, anger is natural but it has a bad reputation. Unresolved anger can become toxic and this is where the word 'negative' can be connected to this emotion.
To suppress feelings of anger, I believe, is not a healthy option, but it must also be acknowledged that some people need to be protected from their own anger.
Turd Ferguson wrote:I can see why your so frustrated with your love life Nano.
The simple approaches is self analysis, why are you angry, and is it even wise or necessary to your well being in the long run?
Turd Ferguson wrote:Most certainly is not a learned behavior. First time I remember uncontrolled anger, I was traveling from Beale Air force Base to Marysville, California as a small child in the back, and saw in the irrigation ditches in the farm land a little fat girl my age jumping up and down with her arms flapping as her parents hosed her. I was enraged wanted to kill her for looking so stupid.
The anger is natural. What came next, questioning myself as to why, was natural as well, but some people can go a lifetime without developing that further capacity.
The initial angry surge in largely unavoidable. Bewilderment and seething will naturally result, the ability to control, smother, suppress or reason it doesn't override it's Genesis.
Remember the final episode of Battlestar Galactica when he choked the fuck out of that bitch? You can't really suppress that reaction. Stoicism for the most part doesn't claim (a few do, they aren't too smart or honest) you can immediately control such a action. Most legal systems separate crimes of passion, oftentimes completely understandable, however otherwise horrible, from premeditated killings. We all get why the loving husband entering into the bedroom, seeing his wife with their neighbor in bed, might go crazy on them. Is it a get out of jail free card? Almost never not, but we all totally get that shit none the less.
Turd Ferguson wrote:You talking to me or the choked out Asian woman from Battlestar Galactica Nano?
Turd Ferguson wrote:This is why you your always angrycyou give up before your finished with things, never cum. Gotta learn to complete your tasks.
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