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I’m bringing anger back

Who says getting angry is a sin?

I think this world could use a few more people who have the audacity to get fired up.

Optimism has nothing to do with smiling naively at everything that happens in the world.

I believe there is such a thing as being positively provoked and optimistically outraged.

I don’t advocate the abandonment of self-control nor do I encourage the use of violence.

I do think, however, that it behooves us to maintain our capacity to be displeased and disgusted by anything that tempts us to deny our beauty or disparage our value.

If the man who gets angry at everything is pathetic, the man who gets angry at nothing is apathetic.

To hell with guru-speak about how unenlightened it is to feel mad.

I say, let life incite you. Be aroused. Get riled up.

Wake up and live.

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  1. I agree with you, and for the life of me can not find sufficient reason to justify my views to those who think “anger” is sinful, wrong, and to always be hidden if ever experienced. Why do we consider it so wrong and uncool – when nearly everybody experiences it? I know people who will deny they ever get angry, yet have horrid abusive outbursts of rage. Jesus himself got angry and threw the moneymakers out of the temple. But I guess some think we’re all supposed to be better than JC himself – ?

    1. Good point, Bev.

      That Jesus story resonates with me too.

      And isn’t there a verse is Proverbs that says, “Be angry and sin not?”

      It seems pretty clear to me that we lose our way when we allow anger to control us rather than the other way around.

      I guess, sometimes, we associate certain qualities with the stereotypical ways we observe them being expressed. Because so many people express their anger in unhealthy ways, we associate anger with evil. It’s sorta like money….if your only idea of a rich person is Ebeneezer Scrooge, you’ll think creating wealth is a bad thing.

      At least that’s my guess.

      What do you think?

  2. Pathetic (no anger control) vs. apathetic (no anger. ) Very good!

    Many years ago a senior (from the old school of thought) said to me: “Anger can
    bring justice.” And the world needs more justice.

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