That anger thing

ANGER in itself is not always negative. It’s surely justified to feel angry when children are hurt by pedophiles and drug pushers. Or when the innocent are punished and the good die young.
Jesus was rightfully angry at the money changers in the temple. And many of the Psalms of the Old Testament are angry laments.
Psychologists say anger can help clarify relationship problems, clinch business deals and give people a sense of control during uncertain times.
Global anger can spur positive change—for example, the civil rights movement of the 1960s, and protests that led to the fall of Marcos in the Philippines and the end of Cold War communism.
Anybody can become angry.
But, as Aristotle said, to be angry with the right person, to the right degree, at the right time, for the right reason, and in the right way is not that easy.

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2 thoughts on “That anger thing

  1. I think that anger is an extremely important emotion, provided that it is controlled and harnessed; put to good use. I personally find that anger is often the impetus I need to take action.

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