Is Anger Really all that Bad?

I am often asked, “is anger really so bad?” To this I give a surprising answer-it depends. I go on to make the following statement: A person without anger is like a country without a military. A military is a source of protection but constant offensive or even defensive actions by that military will eventually  drain it resources, destroy the military and the country that host it. The same is true for anger. If managed anger can serve to defend an individual’s values and beliefs. Mismanagement however is destructive to self and others.

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Carlos Todd, PhD


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