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Facts about Anger

What Is Anger?

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“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


ANGER FACTS

Anger is an alarm caling 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 future or more hurt coming now.

Anger is a problem-solving anxiety that seeks to end hurt now.


The 3 Steps of Anger

  1. phsyical hurt or ego pain;
  2. anxiety about more hurt or ego pain;
  3. anger to stop hurt or ego pain now.

QUOTATIONS VARIOUS SOURCES

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

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

“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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

“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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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