Day 3382: Anger

Decades ago, I learned that anger was the natural human reaction to not getting one’s needs met.

Because so many people disown, stuff, and fear their own anger, I once gave people at a psychiatric day treatment program the assignment of making a badge that said “I ❤️ my anger.”

In therapy groups, I sometimes ask people who their role models are for expressing anger, and often they can’t name anybody.

Obviously, a lot of us still have work to do regarding anger.

Do you see anger in my images for today?

I wonder if there’s going to be any anger because there are (1) so many National days today or (2) no pictures of Joan in this blog.

One of those issues I can fix.

Here’s an interesting TED talk about anger:

Feel free to express anger or any other feelings in the comments section below.

Thanks to all who do their best to deal with anger, including YOU.

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14 thoughts on “Day 3382: Anger

  1. Farmer artisan cats? Nobody could get angry around them

  2. Luis Del Castillo

    Love the sodium jokes!! hahaha….melts my anger away 😉

  3. I was just working myself into a rage when up popped Joan!

  4. i am not quick to anger, don’t get too stressed, but i do get angry. i tend to address the source of what is making me feel angry, (person, circumstance, frustrating situation), and i know it’s my own history/experience that impacts what makes me angry, and how i react and respond to it. it helps me, rather than keeping it in as i used to do in my younger days. 9/10 times it smooths things out or at least i’ve said my piece and the rest is not in my control, other than how i deal with it, and i accept that.

  5. My Aunt Betty came and stayed with us one June and when she’d get angry she’d say, “Aunt Betty has her conniption fits in July.” When it got to July and she was still around and would get angry she’d say, “Aunt Betty has her conniption fits in August.”
    I don’t think she was a particularly good role model, but I’m not angry at her about that.

  6. I grew up in a household that didn’t allow anger. Not good. Crucial to learn to deal with anger constructively! Thx for this thoughtful post, Ann..❤️

  7. Anger is underrated. It is how you use it that counts

  8. Great quotes and lovely early Spring photos.. certainly meet my needs this morning. Thank you Ann 💕

  9. Thank you for your salty humor today, Ann.

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