Monday, December 18, 2017

Memo from The Department of Anger


I used to think that my anger must stem from some childhood trauma; what other explanation could there be? Older (not necessarily wiser) I now believe that I am angry at a shitty world full of shitty people because it doesn’t have to be this way.
We don't have to believe that everybody should get out of our way because we're in a hurry.
We don't have to believe that a bigger car will make us better than our neighbour.
We don't have to believe that anyone who doesn't conform to our worldview is a terrorist.
We don't have to believe that the world owes us a favour.
We don't have to believe in the myth of happiness provided by possession.
We don't have to bow to authority.

2 comments:

Homi Nid said...

Be angry, but don't "sin",(ie. don't lose it, and punch anyone) and don't take your wrath to bed ("let not the sun go down on your wrath")..a bit of sense, from Ephesians 4.26...for all those religious bods who want to say something daft like God says.. it's a sin to be angry.. If he did or does...he ain't too sure about it according to Eph.

Garth said...

Be angry, but don't stop breathing (Mysteries of the Organism)
Anger is an energy (PiL)
:)