Category Archives: Anger

Biting ourselves

There’s an old saying that no matter how long you nurse a grudge, it won’t get better. It reminds me of an American wildlife expert who claimed that a rattlesnake, if cornered, will sometimes become so angry it will bite … Continue reading

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“While you’re carrying a grudge, they’re out dancing.”

There are few things that cause greater misery than bitterness of spirit. It can even destroy those who understand human behaviour best. Sigmund Freud, the father of modern psychology died a bitter and disillusioned man. Despite his knowledge he had … Continue reading

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Self-centre vision

An American newspaper reported the sad story of a young man who expected his dad to give him a car as a graduation gift. But on the night of the graduation, instead of finding a car in the driveway, his … Continue reading

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With us in our triumphs and in our despair

A friend told me about a girls’ soccer final. At full time the score was even. So, they had a penalty shoot out to. The girl who took the kick for his team was a good kid whose dream was … Continue reading

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You can be angry, but it doesn’t have to destroy you

Medical research has revealed that anger reduces the amount of blood that our hearts pump to our body tissues even more than does fear or mental stress. It is a well accepted fact that angry, cynical people die young. People … Continue reading

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Better to be slow-tempered than famous.’

A few years ago an armed intruder held up a bank in California, deliberately targeting a quietly spoken, middle-aged female teller. He handed her a note demanding money or her life. She reached for the cash drawer, then, looking at … Continue reading

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You always leave a scar

A man once taught his young son to control his violent temper by making him hammer a nail into a wooden fence each time he lost his cool. On the first day the boy hammered thirty seven nails into the … Continue reading

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Feeding the wolves

A native American grandfather, talking to his grandson about the terrorist attack of September eleven, said: ‘I feel as if I have two wolves fighting in my heart. One wolf is vengeful, angry and violent. The other one is loving … Continue reading

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The skeleton at the feast

It’s been said that of the seven deadly sins anger is the most fun. ‘To lick your wounds, to smack your lips over grievances long past, … to savour to the last toothsome morsel both the pain you’ve been given … Continue reading

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Records in sand and stone

There’s an old story about two friends travelling through the desert and having an argument. One of them got angry and slapped the other in the face. The second man said nothing, but wrote in the sand, ‘Today my best … Continue reading

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