By Somali K Chakrabarti
Anger is that powerful internal force that blows out the light of reason. –Ralph Waldo Emerson
Anger, we know, is a powerful emotion that is difficult to repress and finds expression in the most destructive ways.
At some point or the other in your life, you would have witnessed rampant incidences of violence on the street, in the neighborhood, at office, or maybe even at home. There could be occasions when you would have reverted to aggressive behavior, wanting to teach someone a lesson, or to show that who is the boss.
All such incidents are a direct consequence of our unbridled expression of anger in a destructive manner.
However, when channelized in a constructive manner, anger can produce incredible results. Many mass movements, freedom struggles, civil rights movements etc. were founded on anger against injustice.
Here are some quotes that urge us not to be destructive in the expression of our anger.
Anyone can become angry – that is easy, but to be angry with the right person at the right time, and for the right purpose and in the right way – that is not within everyone’s power and that is not easy. ~ Aristotle