07 September 2008

face of anger

I've seen a lot of angry people. The range of physical manifestations include nasal flaring (take time and check in the mirror once you feel angry), stares that kill, teeth baring and the clenched fists. Physiologically, anger raises your blood pressure, increases the heart rate and lets out the adrenaline in your body. Imagine this substance doubling its pump and making you jumpy and ready for a fight.

In anger, the words I spew are kilometric and verbose and hurting. Of course, I mean them. My verbal attacks are calculated to pierce and slew. What makes me grounded again, though, is when I see myself in the mirror and see my adrenalin-charged demeanor and I promise myself to never again...never ever again show that ugly monstrosity that is anger. Leave it to Allah, I will say.

Do not teach your children never to be angry; teach them how to be angry. ~Lyman Abbott

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