Anger vs. Rage a.k.a Beauty and the Beast

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“The seeing red, mad at the pavement for being hard kind of stuff.” -TUM

For as long as I can remember I have thought of myself as “an angry person”. I believed I had some half beast/half bitch lurking in the depths awaiting any opportunity to pounce. As it turns out, it was not anger, it was rage.

Living life going left when my body wanted to go right created imbalance, stress, self consciousness, physical pain and last but not least, rage. I would soon discover that I am and never was “an angry person”. I was a person ignoring that little tingle in my belly, telling me yes or no.

Anger is not a bad thing. Anger is healthy. Anger is a helpful tool that lets us know when action must be taken. Ignoring that anger, however, is when the bad stuff is born. The seeing red, mad at the pavement for being hard kind of stuff.

So next time you get angry, sit with it. Let it know you are paying attention. It’ll tell you what you need to know.

Keep it coming,

TUM

 

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