Is anger justified
Posted May 5, 2007on:
Is anger justified?
Is there really a time when anger is justified? Do we have a right to get angry? The answer is a resounding yes. This question is not in dispute. Anger has been a powerful tool for personal and social change as evidenced by the feminist, civil rights, anti-war and the gay-rights movements. Underling each of these movements was a feeling of being unheard and cast aside. Using anger effectively has essentially changed the course of history and has allowed humans of differing backgrounds and ideologies to coexist in peace.
Today in our every day lives, we face challenging situations at work, school and play which test our ability to respond without explosive anger. Although I would be the first to admit that anger is very necessary. The question is not a matter of if anger is necessary but how do we express this potentially volatile emotion appropriately. This question demands serious contemplation. Imaging what would happen if each person who felt anger reacted in rage. There would be more death and destruction daily than the emergency systems could handle.
The goal is to learn ways to express our anger without causing the breakdown of relationships, self-destruction, or death. Some may agree that for the sake of our collective survival anger management is a must. Finding creative solution to manage your anger can go a long way to preserve your own life and the lives of those around you. To learn creative solutions visit www.anger-management-resourses.com and find an anger management provider who uses the world renowned Anderson & Anderson model.
Carlos R.Todd, LPC, NCC, CAMF
Carlos Todd is an anger management provider in