What causes anger? Can you control it?
In today's world, many are victims of violence. Sometimes these victims are helpless children, other times women, and still other times the elderly.
There is domestic violence, bullying, road rage, verbal abuse, and the list goes on.
What do you think causes the anger? Is it hereditary? Is it learned? Do violent video games trigger it? Is it stress related?
When you are faced with the option to react violently, do you? Are you able to control your anger, if so how?
When you see someone suffering at the hands of a violent or aggressive person, do you help?
Feel free to say whatever comes to mind regarding this topic.
I was inspired to write this question after reading through the TED conversations and also watching some talks on positive psychology.
Closing Statement from Mary M.
What a wonderful conversation we have had!!
Thank you to each and every one of you for your candid, frank expressions of the emotion that is anger.
It is clear from the conversation that most of you see anger as natural. We "want" to feel it when we see
And most of you also expressed that we need to keep it in check, and not let anger control us, but find
ways to relax and have control over the anger.
I will add the following:
Just as we need to show graciousness and restraint when speaking with workmates or with strangers, we also need to do so with our friends and family. Venting anger without concern for the consequences can cause serious damage to our own and others' spiritual, emotional, and physical health.
Bad feelings-manifestations of our imperfect nature-must be controlled. Abusive speech, ridicule, contempt, and hateful wrath are wrong. They can destroy precious relationships with other people.
So, let's continue to seek peace, and pursue it for as a Proverb of Solomon states: "The lips of one who is stupid enter into quarreling."
Thank you all very much for the great conversation.