Updated: Feb 28, 2021
Let's talk anger for a minute. I had just written my entire post on this, with pictures, hashtags, and the whole nine yards. I was putting finishing touches on it when I must have hit a wrong key and wiped everything clean. Since I don't pre-write my post (maybe I should start) and the WIX.com platform does not have an undo/redo button for its blogs, I lost the material. For a few minutes, I also lost my mind.
I was so upset, mostly because I lost material, but mainly because it was my own stupid actions (even on accident), that caused me to lose the material. I had to realize that oddly enough, this had to become a learning lesson. One of an extremely harsh nature. I believe that God, nature, the universe, Karma, or what ever you want to call it (I call it GOD), is perfect, and makes no mistakes. If (he/she/it), let it happen, it was planned for you. God would not waste a mistake on me or you, it sucks but that mistake has me on a different angle in relation to anger. I am now seeing that we sometimes deny the fact that we self impose situations, that may yield to our anger. I wanted to blame everybody else for my situation. Sure, I am upset rewriting, but hey, I love to write and the new learning I just received , is based off of using the anger to your advantage. The insights I receive and hopefully give you to is, that you are going to get angry over things (that is just human). Anger is an emotion that can move mountains, cause destruction through war, or come up with a cure for a disease that took the life of someone you cared for. Anger can be the root cause of many actions.
In fact, an article in PsychologyToday.com. (Side note, I love Psychology Today because I have found some experts to have allowed me to validate some of my thoughts, like this one...back to the post), talks about the strength of the emotion of anger. The article states, "Anger is one of the basic human emotions, as elemental as happiness, sadness, anxiety, or disgust. These emotions are tied to basic survival and were honed over the course of human history. Anger is related to the “fight, flight, or freeze” response of the sympathetic nervous system; it prepares humans to fight. But fighting doesn't necessarily mean throwing punches; it might motivate communities to combat injustice by changing laws or enforcing new behavioral norms."
Anger can be channeled into fuel, once you better understand how to use it. Blind rage, like the Incredible Hulk, doesn't always work. There are times for it, don't get me wrong, but every time is not the time. Bridled and controlled anger can create a movement. Look at all the leaders and activists that used their anger for the injustice they and their people received. In-turn, they changed the world. It is happening now through movements like Black Lives Matter, The Young Republicans, and a host of positive offshoots. Every bodies tactics are different, be we all want the same thing.
Martin Luther King said, "A Riot is the language of the unheard", and anger is the core of many of these issues. Channeling that anger to support a root theme can be essential to moving you forward. As I realized through re-writing this post, you can gain a new insight by using negative emotions to a positive advantage. I am having the blessing of sharing it with you. Passing you new found insight and knowledge is key to