Some people believe that depression is anger directed at the self. I am trying to avoid depression, here and now, by expressing my anger in this blog.
I have anger about
- my country’s inability to ban assault weapons,
- the erosion of the truth in public discourse,
- systemic injustices towards marginalized people,
- passive aggressiveness and other gaslighting behaviors, and
- the intermittent, loud knocking in the walls when we use our new shower, which the plumber says can’t be fixed without tearing down walls.
Now that I’ve named those causes of my anger, I can think about what I can and can’t do to mitigate them (which helps me, at least).
Do you see anger in any of my images for today?
I get angry when I see “Texas Loves the Children Day” and think about the children in Texas killed by gun violence, but I’m not angry about this description:
Here’s what I find on YouTube when I search for “anger”:
I appreciate that talk about anger, especially this comparison of anger to a child: you don’t want to let it drive the car, but you also don’t want to stuff it in the trunk.
Thanks to those who help me accept and express anger and all my other feelings, including YOU!