When Anger Takes Over

I went to his blog again today. I don’t know the guy who writes this blog.anger.jpg

But I do know one thing: He is angry.

“Angry at what?” you ask.

Now that is a hard question for me to answer.

It seems that, regardless of the subject of the post, he comes across as agitated and angry. The subject or topic does not seem to matter.

Several years ago, I used to read his blog. His topics were interesting but I got real tired of the tone of his posts. I stopped reading his blog.

For some reason, I decided to check his blog today. I read four or five posts. In almost every post, regardless of the topic, the tone was the same. He was angry. In fact, he sounded bitter.

I don’t know this man’s story. Perhaps he experienced some kind of pain or hurt a long time ago. Perhaps he now uses his anger as a weapon to keep others from getting too close or too intimate. Perhaps his anger has been his way of keeping others at arm’s length. Again, I don’t know his story.

I do know that anger, fear, and pride left unchecked have a way of taking over one’s attitude. These characteristics have a way of shaping one’s words and expressions.


Question

Have you ever noticed that you were stuck in a particular attitude? That is, no matter what you did or said a negative attitude seemed to come out. How did you address this?

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4 thoughts on “When Anger Takes Over

  1. Been there!
    I couldn’t address it until someone brought it to my attention. I didn’t see it (even though I was living it). I wasn’t able to recognize my own anger and bitterness until someone else forced me to recognize it. I suppose it was that moment that helped to bring greater awareness of my own condition and my own sinfulness. I only hope for this guy that he has someone close enough to challenge him out of his own misery. Peace.

    • Jon Mark, so glad for your comment. Good for you in your willingness to address what was brought your attention! That says so much about you.

  2. Hi Jim,
    Like Jon Mark, it took someone getting my attention, too. My question is, Why is a negative attitude – whether it’s cynicism or discouragement or anger or apathy or depression – seemingly my default attitude? Being positive, hopeful, joyful is hard work for me, even though that is how I would prefer to be. I wish it were the other way around.
    Thank you for keeping us on our toes.

    • Darryl, you raise a wonderful question! Would be interesting to explore what contributes to this in different ones or if this is habitual, family oriented, etc.