A confronting article title hey?
Perhaps you think I’m silly…er…insane…for writing it?
Hold on a sec…I’ll ‘prove’ it to you – logically.
The Roman poet Horace wrote:
Ira furor brevis est
The English translation is: Anger is a brief insanity
Let’s examine this more closely and draw upon personal experience.
Do you recall a time when you saw someone who became angry and behaved strangely – ‘out of character’ – abnormally – even…insanely?
Perhaps you can, with self-reflection, recall how when you get angry it is harder to think clearly? How some of your thoughts can become somewhat ‘crazed’?
And what about those road rage incidents most of us have witnessed – if not personally, via the TV or Internet. How often has the descriptive term ‘nutter’ been applied to the person perpetrating road rage?
Ok…so if we can accept that anger is indeed brief insanity as Horace attested, then we can move on to understanding how we can do something about it, and then to taking appropriate anger management action.
Clearly anger is not, in most circumstances, helpful. After all, who genuinely wants their clear thinking hindered?
Anger can be helpful in some cases, especially if it is under the right level of control and direction (yes, that is possible). This is beyond the cope of this article however.
Most people become angry because 1) they don’t realise the degree of control that they can have over anger and 2) they have unresolved subconscious mind issues which are ‘in charge’ of their anger response.
Read my article: Subconscious Mind Change 6 – Nobody And Nothing Made You Angry.
As I said – you are insane more often than you think. Thanks Horace!
- “How much more grievous are the consequences of anger than the causes of it.” – Marcus Aurelius
- “Anger is that powerful internal force that blows out the light of reason.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson
- “At the core of all anger is a need that is not being fulfilled.” – Marshall B. Rosenberg | I do not entirely agree with this, however the quote makes a good point.