A post I wrote recently on my personal blog brought out some vicious and anonymous comments from people who seemed to have an awful lot of rage inside them.
I won’t repeat the debate here. But it did make me think about how easy it is for me to slip into anger, and yes, sometimes rage.
I’ve had some battles with various service companies lately and in so many instances I feel my blood pressure rising and my voice getting harder. My words get more gruff as the argument goes on, and I press on in order to try and prove my point that whatever policy the company has or does not have is unfair to me, the consumer.
In crowded stores with surly help, I get angry. When I can’t get where I need to go fast enough because of traffic, I get angry. When my daughter doesn’t listen the first time, I get angry.
Is it just me? Or is this world getting closer and closer to the edge all the time? Violence increases daily. War rages on multiple fronts. Ethnic cleansing goes unchecked as a mad, mad world shrugs its shoulders and turns its own vitriol inward upon its citizens.
I don’t want this for my family, and I don’t want it for myself. I vow here and now, in front of you, to check my rage and remember that we all carry our own troubles in this world. I will do my best not to add to yours with my anger.
Why is this happening? Why am I so angry all the time?
Are you? Why?
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