A Lesson Learned

A few years ago, I learned a valuable lesson about anger. I was around the age of thirteen, and I was spending the day with my father, and everything was going fine. Then one of his friends was coming by his apartment while we were on the way out. So we ran into his friend in the stairwell while we were heading upstairs and he was coming down. The two friends exchanged banter, and then his friend said to me,” You want to be just like your old man when you grow up?” What happened next shocked me

LifeTip on Anger

Anger is a Terrible Driver

My anger made me react in a way that I now regret. I never wanted to hurt anybody; I didn’t even know that I could. I have since learned to never respond to anything with anger as the driver. You see, I lost something that day because I can never unring that bell. Additionally, I never had the chance to say that I’m sorry because my father passed away while I was still angry.

You Are In Control of You

Here’s the takeaway, don’t allow your anger to dictate your actions. It is natural to get upset, but the danger lies in the words and activities associated with the feeling. What I know now that I am sharing with you is to do everything possible to remain in control of yourself. The wrong word or actions at the right time can do damage that you have not lived long enough to see.

Here it is… When you are angry, do absolutely nothing. The nothing approach will assure that you will do little to no harm. “Primum non nicere” can be helpful as an attitude toward situations that mak you angry. It is translated, “first, do no harm” as borrowed from a form of the Hippocratic oath that doctor’s take.

 

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Howie

E.N.Howie is a native Washingtonian who has been fortunate to experience some life-altering circumstances that have given him a different way to look at challenges. In some circles, he would be described as an eternal optimist. He believes there is a bright side to even the darkest of experiences if you will search for the light. He is a husband, mentor, community-centered individual and a sharer of inspiration.