Letting go gives us freedom, and freedom is the only condition for happiness. If, in our heart, we still cling to anything – anger, anxiety, or possessions – we cannot be free.”
― Thich Nhat Hanh
Believe it not that anger you feel so strongly that you feel you might explode can be controlled. Being angry at someone or something is nothing but a choice. I have heard a lot of people say ‘forget the people that hurt you and move on.’ I am of the opinion that you face the anger and make the right choice.
You see people know you, but if they don’t at least they know themselves.
Humans have similar behaviours all over the world. It doesn’t matter what your race is or what you believe in, For instance, we all don’t want to be taken for granted. We all don’t want to be hurt or cheated on and the list goes on and on. But simply said, we all don’t just want to be treated negatively.
So if you don’t know how to treat the next person, you do know how to treat yourself.
Just take a minute and think about it. Anger is an emotion found in every human on earth. Even the meekest humans like nuns and monks get angry sometimes. It’s present in the young and the old. We could all get pushed to the wall but our reaction to any offense committed against us is nothing but a choice.
People will always hurt you. As long as you are on this planet earth. You can’t live a life alone and away from people. Someone is definitely going to get to you, someone is definitely going to push you to the wall and drag you to the corner. How you react to being offended is absolutely your choice
Anger is a choice because no one forces you to react
People will get you angry and stand back to watch you get destroyed to please them.
You are supposed to choose to not give them the pleasure. Don’t get me wrong, I am not saying that people will deliberately hurt you. Maybe they may, though not all the time, but that is a possibility.
When you see someone trying to get you to that point where you crack, you have a choice not to turn on that button or leave it turned off. You have a choice to smile at the fact that they are even trying. You are to become the bigger person and walk away.
An angry person cannot be corrected
This is just one the things that anger take away from you.
It takes away your common sense and your ability to see beyond your rage at that time. You ought to realize that was the plan all along.
You are supposed to keep skipping your lessons so that you can hit the wall eventually. Your anger becomes a blindfold so you keep stumbling through life till you cannot find a place to firmly place your feet to the ground and stand.
But you have the choice to behave differently. You can still choose to nod at the lessons in front of you while you ignore the anger. Yes, you can!
Anger takes away your respect. It doesn’t matter how hard you try to earn it.
“A heart filled with anger has no room for love.” ― Joan Lunden.
Where there is no love, there’s no respect. A person who feels he has a temper makes a lot of brainless decisions because his actions are mostly controlled by his emotions. Such a person ends up making a fool of themselves and in the place of embarrassment, there is no respect .