Facts about Anger

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What Is 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

  • Gratitude will improve all aspects of your life.

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  • Anger is an alarm calling for the immediate end of hurt or pain.
  • Anger is an appropriate response to immediate physical danger and pain.
  • Anger is not an appropriate response to mental, psychological, ego, or self-esteem danger and pain, because it fails to stop it.
  • Anger is about ending or stopping hurt or pain now.
  • Anger is about hurt that can be actual, imaginary, or potential. The hurt can also be vicarious, that is, about others rather than self.
  • Anger is about anxiety about the future or more hurt coming now.
  • Anger is problem-solving anxiety that seeks to end hurt now.

The 3 Steps of Anger

  1. Physical hurt or ego pain;
  2. Anxiety about more hurt or ego pain;
  3. Anger to stop hurt or ego pain now.

3D: Daily Dose of Discernment: 2020

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1. Whining is weak anger.

2. Blaming is medium anger.

3. Damning is strong anger.

4. Demanding is extreme anger.

5. The above forms of anger (whining, blaming, damning, demanding) come from attaching to (identifying with) things and thoughts that are negative, which causes ego pain.

  • Breathe will help you to cope with your anger in any situation.

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Quotations from Various Sources

Listed Alphabetically

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

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

“Be not hasty in thy spirit to be angry: for anger resteth in the bosom of fools.” —Ecclesiastes 7:9

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

“Education is the ability to listen to almost anything without losing your temper or your self-confidence.” —Robert Frost

“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

“I do not have the same kind of feeling as the feeling I am choosing to feel about.” —Kevin Everett FitzMaurice

“I do not have to act the way I feel.” —Anonymous

“I do not have to have feelings about my feelings.” —Kevin Everett FitzMaurice

“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

“Make no friendship with an angry man; and with a furious man thou shalt not go:” —Proverbs 22:24

“Maturity is doing good for evil.” —Kevin Everett FitzMaurice

“The condition and characteristic of a vulgar person is that he never expects either benefit or hurt from himself, but from externals. The condition and characteristic of a philosopher is that he expects all hurt and benefit from himself.” —Lucretius

“The weakling gives more evil than he gets. The weak give an eye for an eye or the same amount. The strong give good for evil.” —Kevin Everett FitzMaurice

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

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

“Trusting anger gets you into the problem and trusting pride keeps you in it.” —Kevin Everett FitzMaurice