Too much anger can damage society

2015-12-07 17:26

Over the past few months I have been reading, hearing and even witnessing episodes of unpleasant, unkind and hostile behaviour.

Why are we surrounded with so much anger and frustration? Why have we become so violent, vulgar and rude? Why do we want to bully each other? Why do we behave as if only our life matters? Does this high level of anger benefit us as a society? What do we need to do to rid ourselves from this deadly reaction?

The moment something doesn’t go according to one’s taste, one just snaps, become furious and use the most obscene of language and at times become violent.

Why can’t we think rationally and use a mature approach by “talking things through” with the opposite party. Harsh words and violence will not resolve issues of conflict.

Far too often do we read of road rage incidents, domestic violence and other forms of violent and reckless behaviour.

Is the violence and crime around us affecting us? Is the stress of our lifestyle affecting our social behaviour and socio-personal interactions or is there some other, sinister underlying problem.

Daily I read messages and quotes of great personalities being posted on social media but I don’t see the effects of these messages and saying.

We need to respect and hear the “other side”. It’s not just my viewpoint that is important but other people’s too. It isn’t always all about me and criticism of me and mine should not be taken personally.

The effects of excessive anger can be very dangerous to one’s health, can cause problems in our lives, the lives of those around us and to the community at large.

We all feel angry from time to time and most of the time, we can deal with feelings of anger or irritability swiftly. However, if it continues and we cannot control the anger then it requires urgent medical, psychological and spiritual attention as it won’t just disappear.

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