When anger controls you, life gets incredibly hard. So many people suffer because of their anger or the anger of others. Here’s a great life lesson - Wisdom is the ability to control your anger.
Handling anger is an important life skill. It’s incredibly important to understand the purpose of anger. When we feel angry, we tend to go toward one of two extremes psychologically: we either seek to repress it or we don’t hold any self boundaries at all with our internal experience of anger and let it loose and turn into external expressions of rage.
Anger can shatter communication and tear apart relationships, and it ruins both the joy and health of many. Sadly, folks tend to justify their anger instead of accepting responsibility for it.
When we distance ourselves from our anger, we end up blaming others for the hurtful things we say and do out of anger, justifying it as a response to someone else’s action or inaction versus owning it as OUR chosen response. When we do this, we de-personalize our hurtful angry responses and it leads to more division and pain in the relationships around us.
The truth is that Everyone struggles, to varying degrees, with anger.