May 10, 2007

Anger

We are always told that anger is a dangerous emotion and should always be kept under control. But sometimes not getting angry at something is equal to cowardice, and cowardice is a worse emotion than anger.

Anger when channelised and used in a positive way can do wonders. But, it is one of the hardest things to do. More often than not, its anger that takes hold of a person and makes him do things that he regrets later. I almost did something like that today.

As I was driving home from work, some guy in the other car decided that he wanted to have a go at me and did, verbally that is. For a while I ignored him, but then it became too much and I, somewhat foolishly, began arguing with him. There is only so much that a man can take.

But thankfully, before it came to actual blows, the other guy became a little (not completely) sensible and I also realized that beating him up or getting beaten up by the two of them (one of his friends had joined him in the while) would not serve any purpose.

The whole incident left me with a very bad taste in my mouth. I was and, to some extent, still am very upset over the incident. It beats me why people have to be rude to one another, and what good ever comes out of that?

6 comments:

squirrel said...

Some people are just angry people and they use drving incidents as an outlet to release their anger on innocent people. It shows that you a good guy that the whole thing bothered you.

billy jacks said...

The guy was just probably pulling some BS machismo crap. It's a good way for one to pretend he/she is not insecure.

Sandy Carlson said...

In situations like these, I find I'm more shocked that people are so rotten and mean over nothing, and I'm reacting to that emotion. Then it's the Stone's to the rescue: "Hey, you, get off of my cloud...." Mick can be my anger and I can get on with the day!

The Jamaican adventures of mamachel said...

You should have beaten him up. :-) Just joking. You took that high road and that made you the better person.

stev said...

sometimes we do make irrational decisions

and I do feel with you at some point that we feel compelled to reply or to take action. still it all comes forth from what the matter really is all about. imho best to pick our fights (metaphorically) only for those that really matter.

Windy said...

I've been to an anger management course 2 months ago. One thing I learnt is that no one can make you feel angry or upset, it's only you are letting it. I'm still learning it...

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