WRITTEN BY: BILL BOWSER…. FROM CINCINNATI, OHIO
I believe anger management is vitally important, but it isn’t taught in school, or anywhere else, it seems.
As a teenager I was surprised to learn that anger, like one’s other emotions, is under one’s control. When we are annoyed by someone we say they made us mad, but that’s really not the case. We choose to be angry, probably because that’s the easiest reaction to almost any situation.
Anger is a very destructive response to an annoyance which frequently results in irrational violent behavior, which soon turns into regret. Why do so many people react to an annoyance by doing something to make the perpetrator mad? Don’t they realize that it is never a good idea to anger someone else? Anger and stupid behavior go hand-in-hand.
When we blame our irrational behavior on someone who “ made us angry”, we’re saying that this person somehow took control of our mind, which is nonsense.
It used to be that parents taught their kids to slowly count to ten before reacting to being annoyed by someone or something. I don’t know if anyone does this any more. This was good advice, but it’s not enough, as evidenced by the road rage incidents you frequently hear about today.
I think there should be more attention focused on this problem, because it can easily solved. Chill out everybody.
“Whatever is begun in anger ends in shame.” — Benjamin Franklin
Leave our Electoral College Process Alone…….Why should this tiny blue area decide who America should have as president? It should not!!!
While stitching a cut on the hand of a 75 year old farmer, whose hand was caught in the squeeze gate while working cattle, the doctor struck up a conversation with the old man.
Eventually the topic got around to politicians and their role as our leaders.
The old farmer said, “Well, as I see it, most politicians are Post Turtles.
The doctor asked, “What is a post turtle?”
The old rancher said, “When you are driving down a country road and you notice a fence post with a turtle balanced on top, that’s a Post Turtle.”
The old farmer saw the puzzled look on the doctor’s face so he continued to explain. “You know he didn’t get up there by himself, he doesn’t belong up there, he doesn’t know what to do while he is up there, he is elevated beyond his ability to function, and you just wonder what kind of dumb ass put him up there to begin with.”
2. The Constitution
3. The Ten Commandments
Is it just me, or does anyone else find it amazing that during the mad cow epidemic our government could track a single cow, born in Canada almost three years prior, directly to the stall where she slept in the state of Washington? They even tracked her calves to their stalls. BUT….they are unable to locate 20 million illegal aliens who are wandering around our country. Maybe we should give each of them a cow.
There is still talk about drafting a Constitution for Iraq…why don’t we give them ours? It was written by a lot of really smart guys and it has worked for over 200 years. After all, we are not using it anymore.
THE TEN COMMANDMENTS
The real reason we can’t have the Ten Commandments posted in the courthouse is this….you cannot post:
‘Thou Shall Not Steal, Thou Shall Not Commit Adultery & Thou Shall Not Bear False witness’
in a building full of lawyers, judges, and politicians. It creates a hostile work environment.