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Eight Steps of Anger Reacting: Part 1

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Part 1 of the 4 Parts of the 8 Steps of Anger

  • Breathe will teach you how to relax and regain self-control in just 4 seconds.

“He that is slow to anger is better than the mighty; and he that ruleth his spirit than he that taketh a city.” —Proverbs 16:32

“Whoever grows angry amid troubles applies a drug worse than the disease and is a physician unskilled about misfortunes.” —Sophocles


8 STEPS WITH MINIMAL EXAMPLE

  1. BAD HAPPENS: Consider it important.
  2. BLAME SELF: Should on self for it.
  3. DAMN SELF: Demonize self for it.
  4. EGO PAIN: Hurt feelings about it.
  5. ANGER DEFENDS: Crooked anger response to it.
  6. BLAME OTHERS: Should on others about it.
  7. DAMN OTHERS: Demonize others for it.
  8. DEMAND CHANGE: Try to force changes about it.

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Quotations from Various Sources

Organized Alphabetically

“A man has no more character than he can command in a time of crisis.” —Ralph W. Sockman 

“Avoid all wrath.” —Pythagoras 

“Be careful of anger–it’s just one letter away from danger.” —Anonymous 

“Do not weep; do not wax indignant. Understand.” —Baruch Spinoza 

“He that is slow to anger is better than the mighty; and he that ruleth his spirit than he that taketh a city.” —Proverbs 16:32 

“He who angers you conquers you.” —Elizabeth Kenny 

“Holding on to anger is like grasping a hot coal with the intent of throwing it at someone else; you are the one getting burned.” —Buddha 

“If you are patient in one moment of anger, you will avoid one hundred days of sorrow.” —Chinese proverb 

“Let us not look back in anger or forward in fear, but around in awareness.” —James Thurber 

“To be wronged is nothing unless you continue to remember it.” —Confucius 

“To disagree, one doesn’t have to be disagreeable.” —Barry Goldwater

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