As we look around today it seems that anger is everywhere and quickly becoming a major player in our society. We get bombarded every day with negative displays of anger. We see unhealthy displays of anger through media, sports, video games, etc.; politicians spew angry words at each other and sometimes encourage aggressive behaviors when someone does not agree with him/her; we hear of world leaders and religious leaders engaging in negative displays of anger; we have angry parents raising angry children.
People all around us, young and old, make decisions based on angry emotions. When we engage in negative behavior because we are angry, there is no way to predict or reverse the consequences of those actions. We shake our heads or find ourselves quietly grieving when we see the larger angry outbursts that can rock a community enough to make the evening news, yet we are more accepting of the smaller scale angry outbursts and destructive behaviors that can someday lead to something bigger.
What could be driving these destructive displays of anger? Are we that stressed? Do we not have any self-control or the ability to rationally think things through anymore? Do we not care about the consequences of our actions?
It’s time to respond to all the negative energy around us and come together to create a more peaceful society. We can start by taking a look in the mirror and making a pact with the person staring back at us to educate ourselves about anger and learn to better control our actions associated with anger. Even if it means getting help to do so. We can start to think things through before reacting and teach those who we are responsible for to do the same. We can all agree to join the CRUSADE AGAINST ANGER® and pass it along. Let’s all work together to make this world a better more peaceful place.