Where do you store your anger?
June 7, 2019

There’s a reason opposites attract. It keeps them from killing each other.

That’s why I find amusement parks and shopping malls fascinating. I love to park myself on a bench and watch people move through the world. After a while, almost inevitably, I’m treated to quite the show. And by that I mean families not at their best.

One thing I’ve noticed is how rarely there are multiple screamers in the same group. Usually it’s just one person losing it, and the rest doing their best to absorb it -- or at least, clean it up.

Do you wonder what I wonder about the people getting dumped on? Where do they put their anger? Back on the person who’s inspiring it? Only if they have a death wish. The pragmatic approach is to find another outlet.

If you’re surrounded by people who are prone to tantrums, I hope you take good care of yourself. Become a long-distance runner, keep a journal, go to your happy place. But don’t turn the anger inward. Bullies have a right to their feelings, but not to your health.