Purpose of Anger

Have been thinking about different emotions lately and was subject to another strong one today. It was strong enough that it made me stop and think about it.

So here goes – I was angry today on things that are completely beyond my control. Was upset, hurt, frustrated, and any other adjective that comes along. Was guilty of not being able to control the emotion and ended up letting it all out on a poor soul. Once the damage was done, I had no choice but to coil back into my dark shell and try to analyze the situation more objectively. 

I realized there was no purpose solved by getting angry, at least no positive purpose that I could see for miles ahead. But then, the emotion was so strong that there seemed no other way of controlling it other than releasing it. Perhaps there could have been a better way in which it could have been released, rather than unleashing it out on someone who would never understand why they were being subjected to it. 

Anger, I learnt, is so potent an emotion that it even blocks out most thoughts and reasoning, unless it is released. I remember myself not thinking about what I was saying, I was just saying what it forced me to say. When it comes to this emotion, therefore, it is best not entertained at all, leave alone acknowledged or allowed to live it’s life. 

Unfortunately, I am one of the last persons who can think of tips on how to avoid this emotion. All I end up doing most of the times, is change the topic or breathe deeply and count till 10. I have not reached beyond 3 in most cases. 

I welcome tips which have worked for you! Please share wholeheartedly and believe me, I will be hugely indebted.

I am an ex-Management Consultant and a successful entrepreneur having close to twenty years of corporate experience. I am currently focusing full time on being a homeschooling parent while researching on the future of education and alternate methods of education. I am also a Vedic Math Trainer, an Operations Manager at a business run by her children and a philanthropist working with tens of other under privileged children. I bring all my past and current experiences together in the form of writing blogs. Using these blogs I wish to create awareness in parents, caregivers and educators about parenting, education and holistic living.