I recently found out that talking
about anger, just plain makes
some people angry.
Without warning, I was verbally
attacked with volumes of vitriol
by another man bent on raging at me-
as the root cause of his anger.
The irony that we had never even
met was surely lost on him.
What really set him off, was my stating
what I had learned about anger,
mine and yours. This fire breathing
part of me can either be my friend
or my foe. When I said that I found
out I had a choice to lash out
and react in anger or I could instead
learn to use my anger as a source
of valuable information, he raged even more.
I stacked the evidence against reacting
on one side of the jurisprudence table
and introduced the concept of choosing
how to respond rather than react.
He was way hot now, boiling over,
as the court of relearning peace
and balance took the case
under advisement. And for you,
have you considered that a choice
exists within you, to make anger
your friend or foe?