Lockdown #4: Holding Onto Anger

Life is truly just far too short to get hung up on things we cannot control. - Diksha 2020

HOLDING ONTO ANGER IS LIKE DRINKING POISON - well these times are crazy and calmness has left the body and brain. Yes, I realize that anger is a natural emotion that we can’t always control feeling but we certainly have the power to CHOOSE how we are going to respond to that anger. If we scream, holler, stomp our feet and throw a good old fashioned temper tantrum (and make sure we tell everyone on Twitter) what are we gonna solve besides dragging everyone else down with us? Is that fair? Yes, I also realize that you have the right to be angry and I don’t have a clue what you are going through, nor can I understand without experiencing it myself.

I could share 23 years of reasons to holler and tell the world that life isn’t fair, but what the heck is the point? Will it change anything at all? I don't think so. What if we decided to try something new? What if we DECIDED to use our anger to power positive changes in our lives or the people around us?

What if every time we got boiling mad we decided to challenge ourselves to bring a complete stranger a smile and kept doing it until we were smiling too?

I will probably still wake up a creature of habit tomorrow, but I think maybe I will focus on trying more new things now.

Thanks For Reading

Prateek Gupta

11:37 PM



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