2 thoughts on “Donald Trump’s Unenlightened Embrace of Anger Or How To Deal With Rage Productively

  • January 29, 2016 at 8:19 pm

    I liked a lot of what you had to say, especially your comment on the fact that pointing the finger at others generally fuels more anger. Anger indeed is a destructive emotion, and I think that if we want the world to resemble the world that we’d like to see, we need to do what you suggested and come up with solutions to change things that we can control for the better.

    The only area where I partially disagree with you is in what you wrote about rage being something that’s empowering and something that gives us a sense of control. Although I can see how some might use more controlled forms of rage as a tool of sorts to give themselves power over others, I can’t say that for me, feelings of rage make me feel in control at all. Personally, from my experience, I’d say that the opposite is true. Dissolving into a heap of tears, as you put it, might be embarrassing, but it doesn’t lead me to say and do things that I typically later deeply regret like feelings of rage do. So, maybe it’s different for different people, but feelings of rage are among the last things I’d associate with being in control.

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    • January 29, 2016 at 9:03 pm

      Thank you for sharing your experience, it can be different for everyone. I find it particularly interesting that there isn’t a sense of control about rage. It makes total sense to me

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