Some may say there’s a lot to be angry about these days. Much to be concerned about. Much to be disheartened about. All of which is true. This year has dealt us a bad hand. We keep pivoting and adjusting. There’s grand hope. But let’s get back to the anger part.
For many people, anger is swelling up from within. However, as Ralph Waldo Enerson supposedly noted “for every minute you are angry you lose sixty seconds of happiness.” Such a statement implies that anger is a wasted emotion as one can instead spend one’s time on happiness. Indeed, I myself rather be happy than angry.
Yet anger shouldn’t be seen as a wasted emotion. It can serve as a motivator. It can be cathartic snd enlightening. If channeled correctly and left as a temporary, rather than, permanent state of being. Further, there are times when anger is completely justified.
What you feel is real and is part of your day and being. If one could avoid all anger-inducing situations, life would be joyful. Supposedly. Sometimes joy is even more intense after anger. We are cauldrons of emotions and we shouldn’t always put a lid on it.