A not very timely note

This was a blog I once wrote during my high school and early college years. I keep it around for nostalgic purposes, but it is quite obviously no longer updated. I am looking to make a more professional blog presence in the future, but I still like to look at where I was mentally at certain points in time.

- G. Jan 2013

Wednesday, April 9, 2008

"Anger" by G.

People are gonna get mad once in awhile; ok, maybe alot of times, its inevitable. But how your anger comes out is what determines the ultimate outcome in that situation. Most anger is like a volcano.. tick tick BOOM! A explosion. Fire flies through the sky, and the flying globs of lava continue to damage the surroundings even after the eruption has ended. A angry person usually isin't as rational as that person would be normally, and will say things that they will come to regret, stinging even after the anger melts away. Well you know what I think? Take a giant mountain sized bucket of ice water and just dump it over that volcano. Turn that blazing hot anger into something calm and cool. If you gotta get mad, "Cold" anger is much more preferable and is more useful than hot anger. For one thing, it confuses people with hot anger. They wonder why you haven't become a irrational monkey like they have, and that will defuse them a bit. The main benefit is that you haven't turned into a raging bull; your calm and your more likely to quell the argument quickly and prevent a situation from becoming worse. Anger is one of those emotions that can have powerful control over a person if they aren't careful. Mastering your own anger brings you one step closer to mastering yourself.


Anonymous said...

holding back on that very same anger...can cause it to accumulate inside of you..and eventually when you do crack it may be far more explosive.
You need to DEAL with the anger, try and understand and overcome.


G. said...

Yeah you're right, keeping a bundle of anger inside isn't a healthy thing to do. However, I doubt that when you are actually angry or in a heated argument you would try to deal with it right then and there, which is why I think that people should get into the habit of disarming their own anger by making it "cold". After the situation is over, then you can reflect and let go of whatever it is that provoked you in the first place. What I'm talking about in the article is only supposed to get you away from a heated argument or fight without you dropping down to the other person's level. But you brought up a excellent point; anger that we hold down to prevent dealing with it can become destructive indeed. I'll need to talk about that in a future post. Anyways, thanks for the comment!