Wednesday, December 1, 2010


Tiger dreaming of becoming super cat - “People think it must be fun to be a super genius, but they don't realize how hard it is to put up with all the idiots in the world.”

Anger is just one letter short of danger -- it seems to be as true in
English as well as in practice. Dr. Bedford Williams at Duke
University has determined that students who score high on a "hostility
test" are in far greater danger of dying young than their peers. In
fact, those who are prone to anger are in greater physical danger than
those who smoke, have high blood pressure or even high cholesterol.

Not that we should never be angry. It is a normal part of life. We all
get "worked up," "overheated" or just plain "hopping mad" at times.
Those closest to us know it best. (Just ask my kids!)

One little boy said about his mother: "When she starts to act real
weird, you have to look scared and serious. Don't giggle. When mommies
are mad, they get madder when you giggle."

The good news is that simply getting angry does not seem to be the
problem. Well-directed anger can be a helpful emotion. But STAYING
angry is dangerous -- to our health and to our relationships.

Here are four simple steps that can help move us out of the danger
zone when we feel as if our hostility is running the show.

1. Control it. Uncontrolled anger will take over.

2. Talk it out. Don't keep it in and let it fester.

3. Act on it. Do what needs to be done to resolve the situation.
Helplessness will only provoke more anger and, eventually, despair.

4. End it. Just as there is a starting point for anger, there must be
an ending. Make a decision not to prolong destructive hostility.

It can help to remember that for every minute we're angry, we lose
sixty seconds of happiness and sixty seconds of peace. The sooner we
get out of the danger zone, the sooner we can get back to truly

From Lifesupport.

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