Anger is an acid that can do more harm to the vessel in which it is stored than to anything on which it is poured.
We’ve all heard it before: jealousy doesn’t work the way you want it to; when exacting revenge, remember to dig a grave for yourself as well; having a negative attitude only hurts yourself.
Well, then why does the act of releasing anger feel so freaking amazing?
One of my favourite things about the performance I’ve been rehearsing for Saturday is that I get to be angry in it. I’m not even that aggressive, I don’t push anyone around or throw anything. But it’s cathartic! I love it. I absolutely love being able to get angry and I love that everybody gets to see it.
Well, I suppose it’s good that it’s not real. I mean, it’s real anger — when you’re acting, it has to be real — but it’s not a real situation.
I don’t think anger in itself is negative. It’s a natural reaction. But living a life filled with it, where anger rules your life, that’s pretty saddening. I think Mark Twain is right in that respect.
But I do think that letting your anger out and not fighting it so much that it becomes repressed is important as well. I mean, being angry sucks, and if we let it sit for too long it just explodes, and then it’s not so much cathartic as shitty and regret-inducing.
Do you think anger good or bad? Do you agree with Mark Twain?
Sandra at what sandra thinks recently challenged me to do 3 Days 3 Quotes; this is my response for the third day. A day late, I know — you’ll forgive me, right?
Here are my nominations! (Please see the first post for the rules, if you choose to participate.)