Anger divides people

13 January 2011 - 1:48am Comments Off

Question:

There are times when I am out with my friends, and I get what I want when I am angry. This proves anger does have its benefits.

Isn’t it true that if I don’t get angry or I don’t react, people will just take me for granted? By being angry, it helps me not to be taken advantage by other people…so wouldn’t you agree that being angry has its uses?

Answer:

Anger is not something that should be taken lightly, as anger reinforces itself -  that is, when the right situation arises, or the right trigger appears, we will become angry again.

One of the downfalls of anger is its potential for letting things get out of control. When we lose control, we run the risk of losing friends or people who have been with us for a very long time.

Due to the nature of anger, when we get angry, we forget that these people have actually have helped us in the past. Anger’s ability to make us lose control means we will not be able to restrain ourselves from saying or doing hurtful things.

In this way, anger can really divide people, and end relationships between friends and loved ones. If anger overwhelms us, we will lose friends and in the end, the result of our anger will be loneliness. Therefore anger is not a trait to be proud of.

To read more on the destructiveness of anger, click HERE.

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